Food Donations Needed at Starke County Food Pantry

Cecilia Torres

The Community Services of Starke County Food Pantry is running low on food items and Cecilia Torres, Services Coordinator at Community Services of Starke County, says now is the time to donate.

“Right now, we’re in dire need of food,” said Torres. “We have been serving over 250 families a month. As fast as we get food on the shelves, it goes right back out. In addition to regular canned goods and non-perishables, we could also use money. It’s been about every week or so that we’ve been ordering meat and it’s really adding up. We do need any help that we could possibly get.”

“We are especially in need of cereals, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, soups, macaroni, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, soap products, shampoos, toothpaste, things like that. These are things that I normally buy from the Food Bank, but even at the Food Bank, prices are rising little by little.”

Volunteers are also needed to work at the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Cecilia said if you can volunteer one day a week or one day a month, it would be appreciated. For more information, call 772-7070.