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Food bank of east AL in need of donations

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By Christina Chambers

Auburn, AL - The food bank of east Alabama is in need of food donations.         

Boxes full of food used to be stacked to the ceiling, but now, shelves are empty.

Director Martha Henk says, "We are concerned, we don't even have  a month's supply of food in inventory."

Henk says she's never seen the food bank this low on food donations.

"I've never seen the food bank this low before, and it's always fluctuating on the donors," Henk explains.

Henk says if donations don't pick up, it means less food will be given out to agencies like Epworth United Methodist Church.

Johnnie Henderson with Epworth United Methodist Church says, "Dig deep into your pockets and help those help others."

The food bank of east Alabama serves 175 organizations throughout seven counties.

On Monday Auburn University kicks off the "Beat Bama Food Drive," Henk says this comes at a great time because it's the largest food drive of the year

She explains, "We will be setting out bins at Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, and Kroger."

Items needed the most are canned food items, and peanut butter.

The food bank of east Alabama sends out 360,000 pounds of food a month.

To donate, you can drop food off at the food bank or at one of the collective bins at your local grocery store.

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