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If the stalemate on Capitol Hill cuts off federal food assistance programs, area food banks could bare the brunt of feeding hungry families in the D.C. region beginning in November.
For many people, 2012 has been a tough year. A stagnant economy and an unemployment rate that hasn't gone down much has made it hard for some people to find something to eat.
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The Capital Area Food Bank's new distribution center opens on Tuesday. It cost $37 million to build and is the size of two football fields, with a teaching kitchen, warehouse space and 13 loading docks for grocery trucks.
With rising food and transportation costs, the Capital Area Food Bank says it is forced to start charging members for fruits and vegetables.