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The Recession Bread Lines Are Forming in Mar-a-Lago’s Shadow

In Palm Beach a diner races to feed laid off workers. Food banks and pantries see surge in demand and long-term need.

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Though it’s just a four-minute drive across the lagoon from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club, and ten minutes from the Palm Beach outposts of Chanel and Louis Vuitton, Howley’s diner has become an emblem of America’s stark new economic reality.

With more than 10 million people across the nation suddenly unemployed, bread lines are forming in the shadows of privileged enclaves like this one in Florida.