While usage at the Salvation Army Community Food Bank is steady, donations have dwindled in recent months forcing staff to purchase food to keep the shelves stocked.
According to organizer Kim Duquette, this has become a yearly trend at the food bank. The warmer weather seems to always result in a decline in donations and the food bank has to spend money to supply those in need.
“Our donations from the community taper off in the summer time. People are on holidays and aren’t really thinking of donating,” said Duquette.
With the support of another food drive not expected until the fall, staff are left with no choice but to dip into the remaining funds from Christmas food drives and the kettle campaign in order to keep food on the shelves.