Newly Poor Swell Lines at Food Banks Nationwide

James Estrin/The New York Times

Cindy Dreeszen and her husband Alex Orejuela and their son Matthew at the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown, N.J.

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Published: February 19, 2009

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Once a crutch for the most needy, food pantries have responded to the deepening recession by opening their doors to what Rosemary Gilmartin, who runs the Interfaith Food Pantry here, described as “the next layer of people