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Aired on KQED 88.5FM Fri, Nov 14, 2008 -- 10:00 AM

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens
The economic crisis is creating increased demand at the nation's food pantries and soup kitchens. At the same time, food banks are suffering from a falloff in donations. How are non-profit food distributors in Northern California dealing with the crisis?

Host: Dave Iverson

Father John Hardin, executive director of the St. Anthony Foundation
Jessica Bartholow, director of programs for the California Association of Food Banks
Larry Sly, executive director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Lynn Crocker, director of marketing and communication for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank