Supply at local food bank is lowest it's been in years

Supply at local food bank is lowest it's been in years »Play Video
Idaho Foodbank shelves an average of 150,000 pounds of food but right now there's only 25,000 pounds.
LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Foodbank asks for your help as the demand for food is especially high this time of year.

Families struggling to keep food on the table often depend on local organizations just to make it through. Right now, the Idaho Foodbank is struggling to meet that need. Normally the Idaho Foodbank shelves an average of 150,000 pounds of food. Currently there is only 25,000 pounds, which - according to branch manager Chuck Whitman - is a serious problem.

"It's going to be a tough winter so I hope that the public will respond to our local food drives and help out not only the Idaho Food Bank, but any of the food banks in their community that need your help," said Whitman.

Whitman said food supply hasn't been this low in a number of years and encourages everyone to give back, even if it's just one item.

There'll be a food drive this weekend at the Business Expo and Outdoor Show at the Nez Perce County Fair Grounds and next weekend at the Salvation Army’s new location at 1220, 21st Street.

Business Expo and Outdoor Show Food Drive
Friday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Salvation Army Food Drive
Friday: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.