Food distribution at soup kitchen in Bridgeport on the rise

The number of people getting their food from shelters and soup kitchens is on the rise across southwestern Connecticut and the nation. A new study shows that since 2001, the number of Americans getting

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2006, 7:21 PM

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Food distribution at soup kitchen in Bridgeport on the rise
The number of people getting their food from shelters and soup kitchens is on the rise across southwestern Connecticut and the nation.
A new study shows that since 2001, the number of Americans getting their food from shelters and soup kitchens has gone up by more than 1 million.
Maryann Furlong, director of the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, says last year the center fed about 200 people a day. Now it feeds breakfast and lunch to about 260 daily. Furlong believes the increase may be due to rising rent prices in the area.


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