A worker pushes a cart filled with food for a client at the Foothill Unity Center food bank in Monrovia, Calif.
A worker pushes a cart filled with food for a client at the Foothill Unity Center food bank in Monrovia, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012. The number of people served by Foothill Unity Center has tripled in the last four years. Groups that provide food for pantries say this is one of the toughest years yet in terms of low levels of federal government "surplus" commodity donations, which have accounted for a major portion of meat and other proteins in the past. Those shortfalls are putting real pressure on low income families and individuals, who are more squeezed than ever because of still high unemployment, federal and state budget cuts, higher grocery costs from recent drought, rising rents and transport costs. Photo taken November 14, 2012. REUTERS/David McNew
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