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Second Harvest Heartland reports food shelf visits so far this year are 45% higher than the same period in 2019 and 2021.
A statewide initiative supplying food pantries throughout the state with wild game says they don't have a processing partner in Fargo. 
The three locations offer an easier way to donate and receive nonperishable goods.
The Emergency Food Pantry celebrates its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
From May to October 2021, the project made 8,250 meals, almost 11,700 servings of food. Wooden Spoon owner and project head Natasha Frost said they’re most likely to exceed those numbers this year.
Providers say it’s the result of a sinister combination of factors leading working parents and seniors to venture to food shelves for the first time: the rising price of everything — including food — combined with the expiration of a host of COVID-inspired government subsidies, from stimulus checks to tax credits.

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This mismatch in food supply and demand is caused by a host of global economic pressures colliding at once: inflation and gas prices are high, so more people are using food shelves to make ends meet. Supply chain issues mean there are fewer donations from food manufacturers.

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