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Tony Salvaggio checks the food in his right hand against the list in his left, before placing the item in another food box for recipients waiting at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Food and clothing banks around Rim Country report as much as a 36 percent increase in demand compared to the same time last year, while incoming donations remain around the same.

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Need for help increases

Rim Country food banks give this holiday season

With demand up and donations down, local food and clothing banks are hungry for assistance. The holiday season is always rough for charities looking to fill the need of area families with holiday food boxes and warm clothing. With the economy on a hiatus this season, people have less to give and need for more.

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