Isaiah 58 Food Pantry Shelves Clearing at Fast Rate 12/5/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
December 5, 2012
Big Spring - The Isaiah Food Pantry in Big Spring is supported by donations and a number of food banks in the area, however without donations, their shelves could soon be completely empty.
The pantry serves upwards of 250 families a week coming in for food. Board members with the food pantry say the high demand for food because of larger families coming in is clearing their shelves at a fast pace.
"In the Fall, it seems like it gets worse. We try to feed as many as we can," Frank Sickles, board President of Isaiah 58 said. "Where it was 4, now it's 7 or 8 in a household."
The pantry provides food to those in need on a monthly basis. Sickles says budget cutbacks from the government has limited them.
"We couldn't buy as much as we could previously," he said.
Luckily, they've seen an outpouring of donations for the holidays, but it's not enough.
"Each year it always seems like Thanksgiving through Christmas is when the shortage hits," Sickles said. "It just breaks my heart knowing that there's that much need in Big Spring and we can't do as much as we can."
Sickles says the food pantry's biggest need right now is canned food items. He says they also accept monetary donations. You can drop your donations off at the Isaiah 58 Food Pantry located at: 107 Runnels Street, or contact Frank Sickles at: 432-213-1342.