INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — Just two months ago, Jennifer Dorantes lost her job as a dental assistant because of the coronavirus emergency. But, she quickly went from filling crowns to quality control at the Inglewood food manufacturer Don Lee Farms.

“Temperature has to be good, weight has to be good, everything has to be perfect. The food needs to be in good quality in order for us to send it out,” said Dorantes, who has been working at Don Lee Farms for less than two months.

With so many in Southern California out of work, demand at food banks has skyrocketed, up 80 percent at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank alone. A shortage of food hasn’t been the problem, but rather a disrupted supply chain.


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