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Ruth Gruber (left) is assisted by Geri Fortin (right), a volunteer, at the St. Vincent De Paul on Monday. Herald photo by Eric Hylden

Hard times: Food shelf usage up in area

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As the economy's vise tightens on area residents, more have been turning to food shelves for sustenance. Numbers are up around the region, and charities say they expect the situation to get worse before it improves.


At the East Grand Forks Food Shelf, the number of households receiving assistance increased more than 18 percent from 2007-08, though in recent months, food-shelf usage has held steady.

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