During her visit to East Texas, Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said the COVID-19 pandemic has created a “perfect storm” due to increases in demand for food and decreases both in supply and volunteers.
At a news conference Friday at the Rose Garden Center in Tyler, she shared what’s being done on the national and local level to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She called the number of people facing food insecurity staggering as the demand swells and the supplies go downward.
National estimates show 53 million people could soon be food insecure because of the impact of the pandemic.
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