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Aug 11, 2021
Pandemic-induced surpluses boost school-supply drives
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Back-to-school supply drives are a staple of late summer. This year, however, those events are seeing two key impacts from the pandemic: an uptick in demand for donated items and an increase in those donations from retailers looking to get rid of unsold inventory. One nonprofit has seen seven times the typical volume of donations so far in 2021. Plus: Brexit is impacting enrollment at universities in the U.K., how the bipartisan infrastructure bill aims to take on climate change and why the term “expiration date” on food labels isn’t quite accurate.

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