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Union Rescue Mission

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Homelessness and hunger are on the rise in California but the charitable donations to organizations that help these people are down. Ina Jaffe reports that the nation's largest rescue mission, the Union Rescue Mission, is now serving about 2,700 meals a day. Contributions to the mission have not kept up with demand and the larger donations have dropped off. Local food donations are also down and the mission is having to truck in food from further and further away.