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Food hard to come by for some local residents

By Hannah Meisel/For CU-CitizenAccess/ For the past month, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen at 124 W. White Street in Champaign and other local food pantries have been Katara Raab’s only means of feeding herself and her two-year-old son.

Raab was homeless, bouncing around from place to place every few nights. To make matters worse, she had not received her monthly Link card because the paperwork never came in the mail.  (The Link card makes it possible for her to buy food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.) Raab may not receive her next Link card for another month.

She recently found housing in Champaign, but she still relies on soup kitchens and food pantries to meet her food needs.

Pam G. Dempsey/CU-CitizenAccess/Food items sit on a table at Martha's Cupboard Food Pantry in Mansfield.
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