Requests are up 400 percent at the Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe in Framingham.
Local food pantries are feeling the summertime pinch, with people away on vacation and donations dropping off dramatically.
It’s a staggering number – 50% of students in some Cape Cod schools are struggling when it comes to getting enough food to eat.
Reports say that while donations are up from last year, they still lag behind pre-recession levels, even as charities statewide deal with a record number of appeals.
As the holiday season approaches, food banks say they need help feeding those in need.