Food bank donations at an all time low - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Food bank donations at an all time low

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The U Can Share Food Drive is urging the community to donate food and/or money to help families in need.

The need for food is more urgent than ever before, and this is not just a problem in Lubbock. It is a nationwide issue. The food bank has seen a decline for the past 5 years. They are a million pounds below the year before in regards to food collection.

Due to the shortage they have had to allocate $400,000 to purchase food themselves. This is something the food bank has never done before.

To help feed a family in need, you can make donations at United Market Street off of 82nd Street and Frankfort Avenue in Lubbock until Saturday, December 8th.

The Director of Development of the South Plains Food Bank, Lyn Garcia, says it's not to late to donate food and/or money. Every little bit counts, she said.

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