Francesca Donlan

July 26, 2010

Hunger Numbers in Lee County are Staggering

Our food banks are overwhelmed. Our system is broken. And it all caught us unaware. Hunger has reached natural disaster proportions in Lee County — and no one saw it coming.
July 25, 2010

Summer of Hunger

It's the perfect storm. A dramatic rise in unemployment, the collapse of the local real estate market and a weakened national economy combined to fuel an unprecedented rise in the number of people seeking the most basic of necessities - food - here in Lee County. The crisis, likened to a natural disaster, shines a bright light on the need to seek solutions - quickly.