Survey: Reliance on Food Banks Increases

Hunger is on the rise in the Bay State, a recent study reveals. A survey by the Greater Boston Food Bank finds nearly half a million people — seven percent of the population in Massachusetts — seek emergency food aid each year. And the study shows that during the past decade the number of Massachusetts residents relying on food banks has almost doubled. Bob Oakes speaks with Catherine D'Amato, the food bank's president.

This program aired on March 28, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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