KERA News: North Texas food banks prepare for another uncertain year as COVID-19 omicron variant hits

KERA News: North Texas food banks prepare for another uncertain year as COVID-19 omicron variant hits. “Food banks across North Texas are preparing for another uncertain year as the new COVID-19 variant omicron spreads across the country. For Kara Nickens, CEO of the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, 2021 looked a lot like 2020. ‘Last year, we [distributed] 4.4 million pounds of food, and we’re right on track to end with that same amount,’ Nickens said. ‘We’re a small food bank. So for us, that’s a lot. It really pushes the limit because we have such a small staff here, and we have a 12-county area.'”

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