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Modern Day Breadlines, Once 'Surreal', Become Commonplace

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The Shakeout Podcast
Roberto Martinez

In the first episode of the Shakeout, a podcast about the economic fallout of the pandemic, Paul Flahive tells the stories of Texans waiting in line at food bank events throughout the summer in San Antonio, where more than 10,000 cars lined up for a single food drive in April.

One woman brings the food back to her apartment parking lot to share with her neighbors. A hairstylist worries about feeding family members who moved in with her. A young father turns to the food bank to feed his sons after the pandemic forced him to quit his job.

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Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org