Local food pantries have not been immune to the plight facing pantries all over the country — the need is up while donations are down.
People are generously giving despite the economy’s downturn.
"The problem is that our need has increased so our donations have not been proportionate with the need,” says Judy Pacheco, executive assistant for the Kendall County Food Pantry, which is located near Montgomery, IL.
“But we’ll do what we can with it,” she says. “We’re still providing.”
For those in the giving spirit this holiday season, needs for the food pantry include paper products, cleaning products and pet food.
“And of course monetary donations,” says Pacheco.