As much as it’s a bad news that more people need to use food banks, it’s an opportunity for good-deed lovers, especially Muslims. Now, this is a new venue for Muslims to show that they care and that part of the Islamic teaching is feeding the needy people, especially people in your neighborhood.
The Prophet (peace and prayer be upon him) said, “It’s not a believer who goes to bed well-fed while his neighbor is hungry next to him.”
ليس المؤمن الذي يبيت شبعانا وجاره جائع إلى جنبه
المصدر: صحيح الترغيب
Here is the story about rising need for food banks: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121774898