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TUESDAY December 8, 2020: 'NO END IN SIGHT' from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Adam Rountree who reports on the effects war, poverty and social issues: The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the perilous economic state of many households in America, with one in four experiencing food insecurity in 2020 despite an abundance of food overall. As families struggle to retain their jobs, pay bills, social distance, and strive to achieve some form of normalcy in this crisis, food pantries throughout the United States are helping millions of families cope with the struggle of keeping food on their tables. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program enacted by the USDA is set to expire December 31st, leaving food pantries scrambling to find sources of much needed food donations. Welcome to: 'NO END IN SIGHT'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #765: TUESDAY December 8, 2020: 'NO END IN SIGHT' from ZUMA Press award winning photographer Adam Rountree who reports on the effects war, poverty and social issues: The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the perilous economic state of many households in America, with one in four experiencing food insecurity in 2020 despite an abundance of food overall. As families struggle to retain their jobs, pay bills, social distance, and strive to achieve some form of normalcy in this crisis, food pantries throughout the United States are helping millions of families cope with the struggle of keeping food on their tables. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program enacted by the USDA is set to expire December 31st, leaving food pantries scrambling to find sources of much needed food donations. Welcome to: 'NO END IN SIGHT'
A long line of cars wait with open trunks, as volunteers distribute food at a drive-thru food pantry operated by Community Health Outreach (CHO). Organizations like CHO rely heavily on donations and volunteers from the community to feed those who face food insecurities.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
Wearing facemarks and gloves due to the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers from Feeding North East Florida distribute food kits during a drive-thru pantry at the Paxon Revival Center Church.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
A member of the community waits patiently in her car as volunteers from Feeding North East Florida distribute food kits to a long line of waiting members of the community during a drive-thru pantry in Jacksonville.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
A small child peers from the backseat of a car waiting in a long line, as volunteers from Feeding North East Florida distribute food kits during a drive-thru pantry in Jacksonville.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
Volunteers fill the trunks of waiting cars and distribute food at a drive-thru food pantry operated by Community Health Outreach (CHO).
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
A little girl looks on as her mother exits a mobile pantry unit assisted by STEVE CRAWFORD, an employee of Feeding North East Florida. The mobile pantry is a new initiative to get fresh food into the hands of those living in food desert regions who suffer from food insecurity.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
RON MIXON, a truck driver for Feeding North East Florida, operates a forklift as he prepares to leave FNEFL head quarters on the West Side of Jacksonville, to pickup food donations from stores Publix, BJs, Cosco, and other participating partners.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
RON MIXON, with Feeding North East Florida, operates a pallet truck while loading donations from a COSCO store in Jacksonville. The non-profit relies heavily on donations from participating partners and the community to feed those who face food insecurities.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
Volunteers from Feeding North East Florida unload a truck and prepare to distribute food kits during a drive-thru pantry at the Paxon Revival Center Church. Donations are sorted into individual 'food kits' and distributed back to the community.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
Volunteers TAMMY MURWIN (L), KEVIN STEPHENS (C), and DAVID HERRING (R) inspect, sort, and repackage donated food items into food kits at the headquarters for Feeding North East Florida. The non profit relies heavily volunteers and donations from participating partners and the community to feed those who face food insecurities.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
Volunteers inspect, sort, and repackage donated food items into individual food kits at the headquarters for Feeding North East Florida. One in four U.S. households is experiencing food insecurity in 2020.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
RON MIXON, a truck driver with the non-profit Feeding North East Florida, operates a pallet truck while loading food donations from a PUBLIX grocery store in Jacksonville. The donated foods are packaged into kits which are then distributed back to the community through various outreach and pantry programs.
© Adam Rountree/ZUMA Wire
Adam Rountree

ADAM ROUNTREE, is based in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Rountree is a ZUMA Press contract photographer. Fluent in both English and Japanese. Rountree specializes in political and business features and social issues and is available for assignments via ZUMA Press. (Credit Image: © ZUMAPRESS.com):765



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