Tri-Cities Food Banks Short on Food
Food banks in the Tri-Cities are reporting that donations are low and demand is increasing.
The holidays typically give food banks a boost that last until springtime, but now that those donations are gone food banks are in desperate need of non-perishable food items.
John Neill, Executive Director of the Tri-Cities Food Bank in Richland, said with the economy slowing down in the Tri-Cities, people are not donating as much but more people are in need.
"We try to get as much publicity as we possibly can during this time of year," Neill said. "It brings it to people's mind that people eat 365 days a year, they don't just eat during the holidays."
Neill said the food bank in Richland is not in dire need at this point, but at this rate, that could soon change.