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Food banks could use a boost

By Carrie Saldo

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Western MA – With the U.S. Senate scheduled to debate the 2007 farm bill next week, officials at the Western Massachusetts Food Bank are urging legislators to increase USDA funding. Andrew Morehouse, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts executive director, tells WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, an increase would allow food banks across the country to provide more food to those in need;