Local Food Bank Sees Increase In Demand, But A Decrease In Supply

By: Ann Mercogliano Email
By: Ann Mercogliano Email


The mission of America's Second Harvest of South Georgia is to end hunger in South Georgia.

The bank says now instead of catering to the unemployed, agencies are providing food to families who bring home one or more paychecks.

"They're seeing a lot of working class families where both parents are working, but they're still not able to afford food for their kids," says Director, Shannon Zatf.

The bank is a non-profit distribution center and says it supplies food and household items to more than 300 non profit agencies in Georgia.

The bank says it consolidates it's routes to save money on gas, but is running low on donations.

"I've never seen it, I'm not sure how long it's been since something like this has happened this widespread. It's not just happening here, it's happening all over the United States," adds Zatf.

"I wish I could do more, I wish I could be more of a help, but you know, due to the economy, we can only do so much," says Freddie Richardson of Gia's Daycare.

With no end in site to rising food and gas prices, the food bank says it's not sure what will happen over the next few months.

"Well, it's kind of tight for everyone right now, but if everyone just do their part of share, we can survive," says Richardson.


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