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LONG ISLAND, New York (WABC) — Food banks on Long Island are reporting a nearly 50% increase in their food distribution since the start of the pandemic.

“When we have to double our work, it means that there are probably double, if not more, the number of people out in the community who are struggling,” said Randi Shubin Dresner, with Island Harvest.

Island Harvest reports a 47% increase in its food distribution and has helped 300,000 families since March.

SOURCE: Kristin Thorne – Eyewitness News