Friday, November 2, 2012
Three Garden City food banks say they are in desperate need of supplies to provide meals for the needy.
The Salvation Army, Emmaus House and United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries' food pantries all are running short of staples.
All three organizations say they have plenty of canned vegetables but are low on items needed to make meals, such as meat, cheese, beans, rice, flour and sugar.
The Garden City Telegram reports officials with the three groups say the high cost of food is the main reason for the shortages.
Robert DeLeon of the Salvation Army says donations dropped off because people have to spend more money on their own food, or other supplies. And the cost of food reduces supplies the food banks can buy with cash donations.