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Food banks rely on donations from grocery stores. But as Texans rush stores, grocers have less to give.

Demand for assistance from food banks is off the charts. But volunteers are staying at home, and grocery stores, which typically are key donors to pantries, are seeing their shelves depleted.

People in over 3,000 vehicles made their way to the parking lot of Nelson Field at Northeast Early College High School in northeast Austin to pick up a 30-pound box of food on April 4, 2020.

Grocery stores depleted

Unprecedented demand

Volunteers at the CitySquare Food Bank in Dallas help unpack a shipment of produce.


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