The attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, has changed things for many. That includes food pantries.
The increasing restrictions on gatherings and movement are leaving more people without jobs and the money needed even to get the most basic necessities. That is driving increased demand for Maine's food pantries. But at the same time, some are reporting trouble getting surplus food because people, afraid of disruptions, have been buying store shelves clean.