Food Bank Supply Low, Demand High
POSTED: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 10:56pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 10:59am
TYLER - The downward spiral of the economy is having a big impact on the East Texas Food Bank.
The supply of food from donations and food drives are down and the need is at an all time high for the organization.
One of the reasons why the demand is at an all time high is because many of the food bank donors are now recipients.
Executive Director Robert Bush says there's been less volume from both food drives and food donations that they usually rely on and he blames the current economic crisis.
Robert Bush says,"We've seen that donors a year ago, are now recipients of the work of the food bank."
Robert says that change is becoming more common as more east texas families continue to struggle.