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    March 20, 2020

    IMPERIAL — The Imperial Valley Food Bank, which over the past 30 days has helped around 24,000 food-insecure individuals receive a modicum of sustenance, is operating with a skeleton crew.

    The non-profit organization typically relies a substantial amount of volunteer assistance to fulfill its mission of helping keep hunger at bay, usually having about 60 to 100 helpers per month, per Executive Director Sara Griffen, but in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 that number has been slashed to zero. Since Sunday every aspect of the Food Bank’s extensive operations have been handled by 15 core staff members.

    Aaron Bodus, I.V. Press