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America's Second Harvest, Chicago, said last week it will merge with Foodchain, Kansas City, Mo., to serve better the 31 million Americans who face hunger. Through its network of 200 food banks, America's Second Harvest distributes 1 billion pounds of food a year, most of it in shelf-stable items. Foodchain, which distributes excess food from hotels, restaurants and caterers through 140 food-rescue

America's Second Harvest, Chicago, said last week it will merge with Foodchain, Kansas City, Mo., to serve better the 31 million Americans who face hunger. Through its network of 200 food banks, America's Second Harvest distributes 1 billion pounds of food a year, most of it in shelf-stable items. Foodchain, which distributes excess food from hotels, restaurants and caterers through 140 food-rescue programs, specializes in perishable foods. The national operations of the two organizations wil

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