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Holidays / Food Pantries / Farm Produce #912689

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 2008
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) America's Second Harvest/Feeding America food bank survey statistics cited.

(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The impact of the economic slowdown on the local food pantries examined; scenes shown of people in line at food giveaways and from a Los Angeles food bank. [Unemployed parent Maria CHAVEZ†- worries; shows her food package.] [Pantry volunteer Beth GREENBURG†, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank CEO Michael FLOOD†- call it a crisis situation.] [Unemployed Maggie SHELLEY†- comments on the economy and her situation.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The offer from a Platteville, Colorado, farm family for people in need to take whatever was left after their harvest reported; scenes shown from Miller Farms where 300 tons of leftovers were picked up. [Miller Farms manager David PATTERSON†- says thousands came.] [Three RECIPIENTS - comment.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Tracy, Ben

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