In San Diego, “super pantries” open to accommodate added food bank demand

A grim necessity of the Covid-19 era: Super-sized food pantries that can accommodate thousands of drive-through clients per week. Food Bank News reports high-capacity “super pantries” are taking hold in places like San Diego, where demand has jumped from 350,000 to 600,000 people per month since the beginning of the pandemic. Starting Wednesday, a group of 35 area pantries, selected from 100 applicants, began operating with extra capacity, serving an anticipated 130,000 people a month. 

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