Food banks serving eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are in danger of closing their doors as ever-increasing demand leaves their shelves bare.
The Food Bank for the Heartland, which serves 93 counties in the region, has been hurt by high demand, a sour economy and federal budget cuts.
The Angel Food Ministries which sells food at a slashed prices, has suspended orders for the rest of September.
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says there is a plan in place to increase donations and financial help.
City libraries and ministry groups are accepting food donations to help stock the shelves, and food banks are also accepting money.