Des Moines Food Pantry Sees Big Jump in Demand


By Ben Hoppenworth

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Des Moines food pantry is seeing a big jump in demand, with 10 percent more people served in November than in the same month a year ago.

The Des Moines Area Religious Council says it provided food to 14,070 in November.

The organization says it believes the increased numbers are due to a sluggish economy and a return of food stamp benefits to pre-recession levels.

Because of the high demand, the group is seeking donations of cash and food.

The Des Moines Area Religious Council has 13 pantry sites, including nine in Des Moines.

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