Claudia Nagle

Don Rush

There may be a respite from the winter cold, but the homeless shelter in West Ocean City, Diakonia, is seeing a rapid rise in the demand for food from needy families. The uptick comes just as congress approved the Farm Bill with an $8.7 billion cut in food stamps. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Diakonia's executive director Claudia Nagle about the rise in demand for food.

Diakonia Website

On this Thanksgiving Day many Americans will sit down for a large dinner with family and friends. However, during this holiday season, the Food Pantries will be working overtime to meet the need of those who have much less on their table. Diakonia's executive director Claudia Nagle tells Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush she has seen a sharp increase in demand by families for donated food.