(Daily Mail) – Dramatic images from South Florida on Monday show a long line of cars backed up bumper to bumper on a roadway while motorists wait hours to get food from a food bank. A drone captured aerial shots of vehicles waiting in line in Sunrise, Florida, just northwest of Fort Lauderdale, on Monday.
The motorists were waiting to receive food from Feeding South Florida, a food bank that relies on donations to feed the poor. Feeding South Florida has seen a 600 percent increase in the number of people asking for food as millions have been laid off due to the coronavirus outbreak. Floridians lined up to receive produce ranging from milk, chicken, apples, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and eggs.
That’s because the coronavirus outbreak has forced governments to shut down the hospitality industry, which includes restaurants, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, school cafeterias, and other businesses that serve food to customers. That means farmers who rely on these businesses to buy their crops have an excess of perishable food and nothing to do with it. READ MORE