(Volunteers will be collecting food from the picket lines tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday.)
Food banks across the country are facing the worst shortages in 30 years. Due to shortages in government surpluses and other federal cutbacks, food supplies are down as much as 50 percent this year. Meanwhile, food banks are seeing gigantic increases in need this year, with demand up as much as 40 percent.
SOVA, a local food bank serving 4,500 poor and homeless families a month, desperately needs these staples:
· Powdered milk
· Canned tuna
· Peanut butter
Please bring these to the collection table at the picket lines Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If we can collect 5,000 of each, we’ll stock SOVA with enough staples to last for the rest of December.