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HRDC's Christmas food baskets see huge demand during pandemic


Last updated 1/11/2021 at 11:49am

District 4 Human Resources and Development Council’s Christmas food baskets appear to have been as successful as their Thanksgiving baskets, with both seeing massively increased demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Bank Director Alma Garcia said HRDC would, in a normal year, hand out food baskets for either Thanksgiving or Christmas and would usually serve 30 to 40 families.

However, she said, this year, thanks to funds including from the CARES Act, they were able to do both and served 265 families in total with Christmas seeing slightly more demand than Thanksgiving.

Normally, she...

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