Demand for Food Donations Increase During Winter Months

By: Lindsey Yates Email
By: Lindsey Yates Email

As the holiday season wraps up and the decorations are put away its important to remember that the need for donations in our area is still great.

One local food pantry says they need donations now more than ever.

As winter sets in the number of people who will go hungry without food assistance increases.

"I have four children and canned goods is a big part of a meal and that will fill them up and that's one thing you don't have to worry about your children going hungry,"says a woman who uses a food pantry.

State Street Baptist Church on average feeds 20 families, but in the last month they've served at least 40.

"The increase has almost tripled and I think the economy has been a big part of that problem. People cannot find jobs and they are hungry and we've seen them come in a single people to large families,"says Pastor Freddie Brown, State Street Baptist Church.

"During the winter months people can't get around as much because of the extreme weather,"says Pastor Brown.

Pastor has a challenge for those who think homelessness is not an issue in Bowling Green.

"I've challenged them I've said if you would go down to the river and look under the bridge sometime and you will find people there all the time,"says Pastor Brown.

And now they are calling on you to help.

"The places that we used to buy food from they can't assist that much anymore because the many disasters that are happening they give it to those areas, so we don't get the extra help,"says Pastor Brown.

"It helps a lot of needy families. Families worse of than mine,"says the woman who uses a food pantry.

The State Street Baptist Church food pantry is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 9am to 1pm.

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