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Erin Rhoda

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Erin Rhoda is editor of Maine Focus, a journalism and community engagement initiative by the Bangor Daily News.

Hunger pangs: When groceries are a luxury, and aid groups can’t keep up

“Even the more well-off elderly can oftentimes be one setback from the luxury of buying groceries. I shudder when I say ‘luxury of buying groceries,’ but again it is the one, and oftentimes the only, place they can control their costs. They do without,” summed up Dixie Shaw, program director of hunger and relief services of Catholic Charities Maine in Caribou.