Open Pantry http://wamc.org en Food Pantries Struggle To Meet Summer Demand http://wamc.org/post/food-pantries-struggle-meet-summer-demand <p>Food pantries are in dire straits this summer. Programs that feed the poor are seeing rising demand, less government help and higher prices for food.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; An emergency food pantry in Springfield Massachusetts had to close temporarily for one day last week after its shelves went bare.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 43429 at http://wamc.org Food Pantries Struggle To Meet Summer Demand