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Pantries across Capital Region report escalating demand

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As increasing numbers of residents struggle to get by, food pantry workers report greatly increased demand for their supplies. “I’ve never seen it like this before,” said Megan Quillinan, executive director of the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, which runs a food pantry. She’s been there eight years, and in 2007 the pantry served 787 families. Through the end of October this year, she said, that number has gone up to more than 1,400. The ...


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