Inflation and food shortages are hitting our community hard. Food assistance programs and pantries are busier than ever, and while the numbers continue to increase each week, inventory at major food banks is decreasing.
This is not just happening in the Hudson Valley, it is a nationwide issue, actually a global issue and food banks, and pantries are struggling to keep up. According to Jean LeRose, the director at Helping Hands Food Pantry in Gardiner, she has never seen food bank inventory so low in the 22 years she has been at the pantry.
This means if you are in a situation to help, now is a perfect time.
Items that are really needed are cereal, all types of pasta, tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce, canned tuna, canned fruits & veggies, fruit juice, personal hygiene products, rice, pork & beans, and laundry detergent.
Monetary donations are always greatly appreciated and if you would like to donate to a local Hudson Valley organization, click here.
As always, thank you for your support!