Making North Carolina's food security situation even more precarious:
"I am frustrated with the state," said Beverly Howard, Loaves & Fishes' executive director, "that they would pull something like this out that still has glitches and just assume that the local sources will be able to rise to meet this need." State officials are trying to fix the problems with NC FAST, which was implemented in March. At the same time, SNAP beneficiaries also can expect a reduction in their payments starting in November with the expiration of Recovery Act funding.
These food banks are supposed to work in tandem with programs like SNAP, not as a back-up service. There's no government mechanism to replace the food being depleted from the shelves due to this "glitch", and we can't expect any actions from the Tarheel Taliban to ameliorate the problem. If you can spare it, please give to the Food Banks and/or Loaves & Fishes (Charlotte).