I am wondering about all the commercial ads I am seeing/ hearing in the media.
The phrase that is stumping me is that during the holidays our food banks, and other such organizations have a greater demand.
Can some one explain to me why this is?
I would think if you need help with food for your family, it would not change just because it was a holiday.
I am just curious.
Kids are on winter break for up to 3 weeks. That's why. Parents who rely on free breakfast and lunch actually have to feed their kids.
Answer by louise2 at 3:56 PM on Dec. 10, 2012
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:53 PM on Dec. 10, 2012
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Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:59 PM on Dec. 10, 2012
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Answer by okmanders at 4:42 PM on Dec. 10, 2012
Things can be more expensive for families when the weather is harder. Electricity and gas heating is more expensive. People have to buy their kids heavier clothing for the season. If they want to put any bit of money out on a few gifts for their kids that's that many dollars that aren't going to pay for food on the table. IDK. I suppose it would be difficult having to prioritize this time of year for many families. I have seen that there is a 400% increase in demand that some food banks and pantries are experiencing. I believe that statistic was above past holidy seasons.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:43 PM on Dec. 10, 2012