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Food programs in Alaska set to diminish, end during pandemic

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A federal food distribution program that provides boxes of produce and other food in Alaska is expected to end this month, raising concerns among the many volunteers in the state who provide food to families in need as many struggle during the coronavirus pandemic. The Peninsula Clarion reported Wednesday that Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Executive Director Greg Meyer said the food bank will distribute the last 3,000 boxes through Monday, ending the program. The bags are part of local programs started by the cities of Kenai and Soldotna with coronavirus aid. That program is done in Kenai after next week and will be reduced in Soldotna next month before also ending.


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