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November 12, 2010 10:35 PM

'Off the 99' podcast: Hunger in Merced

Since the recession, the number of people visiting dependant on food pantries and soup kitchens across the country has noticeably increased. November is the start of the annual giving season to help feed the nation's hungry. Throughout Merced County, food drives have sprouted at a number of grocery stores and shopping centers to collect canned or dried foods to give the nearly 100,000 people in Merced County who depend on subsidized food. This week, Off the 99 spoke with Phyllis Legg executive director of the Merced County Food Bank and Sandra Leon-Alfaro of Catholic Charities about the picture of poverty in Merced County and how people can donate or volunteer to serve the hungry this holiday season.

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