As demand for food skyrockets due to coronavirus, food banks play catch-up

Ofelia Jiménez didn’t think her family would need to rely on a food pantry — not again. But after her son’s hours at McDonald’s were cut because of the COVID-19 pandemic, her husband’s $1,500 monthly pension was not enough to keep everyone fed. The family had been coming for years to St. Margaret’s Center, a...
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As millions of Americans face unemployment, food pantries have become an essential means of survival. In the heart of the epidemic, Queens, New York, one food pantry is struggling with the ever-increasing number of people. NBC News NOW went there and talked to people waiting for hours in the rain. Many of the people who...
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Elon Musk’s conflict with California state officials has escalated in recent days, culminating in a threat to pull Tesla’s operations from the state and a looming legal fight over a countywide shutdown order. Over the weekend, the Tesla CEO tweeted that Alameda County’s mandate that Tesla’s Fremont, Calif. factory remain closed was “the final straw,” and said...
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