Food Pantry Strain
The winter weather is putting more pressure on mountain food pantries.
Haywood Christian Ministries says the cold weather has led to three and four hundred dollar a month electric bills.
Without enough money left over, Lisa James says many people are turning to food banks to feed their families. Food staple donations are always welcome.
"Right now I think with the weather they're calling for, any items that don't necessarily have to be heated would be really good because with the possibility of power outages you know we're going to have people who are not going to be able to cook a lot of meals I'm afraid," says James.
She says her pantry shelves have food, but there are bare spots too that she'd like to see filled
By Rex Hodge
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