Food banks seeing higher demand leading up to Thanksgiving
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:34:26 GMT —
With cuts in food stamp funding going into effect just weeks before Thanksgiving, local food banks say they're seeing an increase in those asking for help.
The Salvation Army says they've been getting more people coming for hot meals daily as well as asking for canned goods, but their stock is running low because donations haven't increased.
"You have an increase in the clients coming in for help, but then the giving is level so it drains a lot faster, a lot faster," said Major Kelly English.
Major English says they expect to feed more than 100 people on Thanksgiving and are looking for as many donations as possible to meet that demand.