Food Pantry Struggles In The Wake Of Recession

A struggling food pantry's barely-stocked shelves. Source: The Rockwall News

Our sister site, Bensonhurst Bean, has a compelling post up by brand new contributor, Carla Astudillo, on the sad realities of food shortage at the Reaching Out Community Services pantry in Bensonhurst.

It is my hope that most, if not all of us never know what it is like to go hungry, but during a recession, when jobs are scarce and prices are rising, we’re all fair game. Carla puts a face to the desperate affliction of hunger and food shortages, which may not affect you, but could very well have a real impact on your neighbor or someone you know.

Go take a look.