With Prices Up and Employment Down, Food Pantries Get More Visits

The Memphis Flyer | May 9, 2008
There has been a 5 percent increase in the number of food-stamp recipients in Tennessee this year, and more than twice as many Memphians are visiting the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association to pick up food vouchers that entitle them to get a five-day supply of groceries four times a year from one of the group's food pantries.

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The Memphis Flyer was founded on February 16, 1989, by Contemporary Media, Inc., publisher of Memphis magazine. With more than 222,000 regular readers, the Memphis Flyer is an urban newsweekly with a blend of hard news and features, and columns...
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