Report indicates increase in number of people needing food aid

URBANA - According to a report released by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Feeding America, about one in every five residents in the region rely on food pantries or other forms of food aid.

The report indicates that the number of people using those services has increased since 2010, from about 105,000 people to 116,800.

Jim Hires, Eastern Illinois Foodbank CEO, says the number of households his group helps that only has one income has also increased, from just under half to 54 percent in the last four years.

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