Second Harvest Food Bank CEO fears food supply shortages next year amid pandemic

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Food insecurity has risen significantly around the country after the coronavirus pandemic caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs.
Food insecurity has risen significantly around the country after the coronavirus pandemic caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs.

Food insecurity has risen significantly around the country after the coronavirus pandemic caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs.

Non-profits, like Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, have been doing what they can to help people in need of food, but the supply is beginning to stretch thin.

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CEO Dave Krepcho joined anchor Justin Warmoth on “The Weekly on ClickOrlando.com” to explain the growing demand for thousands of Central Florida families in need with Thanksgiving right around the corner.

“In the first quarter of 2021, we may face a massive food cliff in terms of supply,” Krepcho said. “We don’t know how long the community can continue to support us.”

If you’d like to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, just head to FeedHopeNow.org.

Watch the full interview Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on News 6.

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About the Author:

Justin Warmoth joined News 6 in February 2013 as our Brevard County reporter. In March of 2016, after anchoring the weekend mornings since August of 2015, Justin was promoted to weekday morning anchor. You can catch him Monday through Friday mornings from 5-7 a.m. and at noon.