Columbus-Area Food Pantries Busy on Holiday Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The holiday week has thinned supplies at Columbus-area food banks.

Charlene Wilson runs the Salvation Army food bank in Columbus. She says it seemed like the demand was up this year. She says donations have been down, likely because of the sluggish economy and higher prices at grocery stores.

The Salvation Army delivered 100 Thanksgiving baskets in the area last week.

At Platte County Food Pantry, Executive Director Pat Cool says the need for aid has been up since early last year. Cool says the pantry serves an average of 250 people monthly. He says about 90 stopped in last week, looking for help.

The Columbus Rescue Mission says it served holiday meals to more than 500 people through its Thanksgiving dinner and food baskets.

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