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As Denver's food assistance requests jumped in 2012, the city struggled to meet the need

In 2012, requests for emergency food assistance increased in cities across the country -- and a new report shows that in Denver, the need was especially high. Over the past year, requests jumped by 56 percent in Denver, the U.S. Conference of Mayors says, and the city was unable to meet roughly twenty percent of the needs. City officials, however, say a new program slated for 2013 should help address some of the disparities.