The Washington Post, Kyle Swenson, 11/20/2020

“The words from the other end of the phone landed like a sucker punch, and as Sharon Ames absorbed the message, she realized she was in trouble. “This little old lady is about to have a heart attack,” Ames thought about herself.

“It was early November and Ames, the executive director of the Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store in Warrenton, Va., was preparing for a Thanksgiving food drive. Six hundred families had signed up for free holiday meals, a good 150 more than usual. But now the representative from her local Walmart had called to say the store could not honor the food bank’s bulk order for turkeys….”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2020/11/20/rural-food-bank-covid-hunger/

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