The Lord’s Bounty Food Bank is facing a shortage of food. Food Distribution Chair Dennis Hydamaka says their shelves are barer than they have been in many years. He explained their food intake from donations has decreased by about 90 percent over the last year, food drives have disappeared and corporate sponsors have all but disappeared. He says they have one corporate sponsor left and one businessman on Main Street who contributes and a handful of individuals who contribute on a regular basis.
Hydamaka adds for the past several months they have been purchasing 95 percent of the food they need and are keeping to the basics and reducing the quantity of food that goes into a hamper. He says they are also dipping into their reserves as they have already over spent the donations that have come in this season.
To donate you can use the drop off box in the Co-op store, at the Food Bank Tuesdays from 9 to 1 or call Dennis at 204-687-7242.