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With supplies dwindling, Coastal Bend Food Bank needs help

Posted at 7:04 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 21:19:50-04

The Coastal Bend Food Bank needs your help.

The food bank is experiencing a shortage in non-perishable items and is seeking donations ​

Executive director Bea Hanson says this time of year can get pretty challenging.

The food bank tends to have a high demand for goods in the summer because parents are cooking several meals a day.

Now, the children are back in school while food-bank donations are running low.

The demand remains strong.

“Right before the holidays when we are getting desperate because we need to not just meet the daily needs of families but we also need to prepare for them to have a holiday,” Hanson said.

Those donating are asked to think in terms of donating a meal. Non-perishable items such as vegetables and fruits are particularly needed. Also important are protein items like canned chicken and tuna.

Another time of high demand is expected again this year around the holidays.

Hanson says the goal is to have enough food to meet the demand every day.

The Coastal Bend Food Bank distributes approximately 700,000 pounds of food a month and provides for 11 counties. Find out more about its services and how you can donate by visiting the Food Bank’s website.