The South Plains Food Bank is distributing food at a faster pace than it has in some time, and officials say that’s because they’re seeing a different type of client. More middle income families struggling to make ends meet are now turning to the food bank for help. As a result, shelves at the food bank are more lightly stocked than usual. The organization’s CEO, David Weaver, says a couple of years ago the bank would have distributed about six million pounds of food but is now on track to distribute 8 million pounds. Weaver says both money and food donations are needed. Next month the South Plains Food Bank will launch its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That drive starts on May 14th.
South Plains Food Bank Seeks Donations To Replenish Shelves