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Hunger pangs

A lack of food security for growing numbers of Hawaii residents keeps food pantries busy

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 24, 2013

~~<p>Charlie Lorenz, executive director of one of Oahu's largest food-distribution charities, keeps track of the clients who come through the doors of the Kakaako warehouse. Every day they'll see 25 to 35 new faces in the average-sized group of 300.</p>
<p>That, he said, tells him that the number of hungry people is on the increase. Similar observations have been noted at other food distribution sites within the Hawaii Foodbank network. Foodbank officials say there's been a surge of clients that have drawn down the inventory to a supply hovering around eight to 10 days, when something closer to 15 days is more typical.</p>
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Charlie Lorenz, executive director of one of Oahu's largest food-distribution charities, keeps track of the clients who come through the doors of the Kakaako warehouse. Every day they'll see 25 to 35 new faces in the average-sized group of 300.

That, he said, tells him that the number of hungry people is on the increase. Similar observations have been noted at other food distribution sites within the Hawaii Foodbank network. Foodbank officials say there's been a surge of clients that have drawn down the inventory to a supply hovering around eight to 10 days, when something closer to 15 days is more typical. Login for more...



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