South Plains Food Bank feels pinch of economy, but receives gift - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/7/09

South Plains Food Bank feels pinch of economy, but receives unexpected gift

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The South Plains Food Bank continues to feel the pinch, even as our economy slowly begins to recover.

More people are needing the services of the food bank, but less food is being donated. The organization serves about 18,000 families a week and that number will double during the holidays.

David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank says, "It's a tough time for us because we've seen an increase in demand over the last several months and we're not able to keep up with the amount of food that we need to be having."

The food bank give out about nine million pounds of food a year to 25 different counties.A little more than one million of that is donated from United Supermarkets.

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