BLAIR (KPTM) - Sources of nourishment are running low and demand is high at the Washington County Food Pantry.
FOX 42 News has learned the pantry, which is located in Blair, is now paying out of pocket to provide supplies to lower income families. Workers told us Tuesday last month's bill totaled about $2,000.
"It's heartbreaking, you know, there are a million words for it," said Miranda Lammers, a mother of one who uses the pantry to help feed her family.
The pantry's primary source for food is typically the Food Bank of the Heartland, but since its shelves are becoming bare as well the pantry must now go through local supermarkets to get what it needs.
"It makes me feel sad to see it struggling like this," said Lammers.
It's a struggle that comes at a bad time. We're told the pantry now provides service to roughly 350 families a month. That's up from 200 a month last year.
"I'm a little worried about it."
The pantry tells FOX 42 News it will do whatever is necessary to stay open in the coming years as long as county funding keeps rolling in.
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