Hungrier Today than Yesterday

4:20 p.m. Niles. Ohio.  There’s no potatoes, no onions, no fresh vegetables, and half as many boxes of eggs as the families expected to come by the Second Harvest food pantry ran by the Pleasant Valley Church. But nobody waiting to pick up their food complains. Not the grandparents rising their children’s childen. Not the $10 an hour workers who can’t remember when they earned more. Not those poor so long they don’t expect more. Volunteer worker Sharon Ryzner, standing in the church kitchen, watches the food dwindle. “The bread’s almost gone,” she says.

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