With extended SNAP benefits ending in early March, more and more families across Western Oregon are relying on food banks to fill the gaps.
Currently, Linn Benton Food Share has seen its largest amount of patrons across its network of 68 food pantries and food banks, since 2019.
As inflation and operating costs continue to rise, food donations from grocery stores and corporations have decreased, which has impacted the food supply for the food bank.
“We’re having to go out and purchase more food than at any other time,” said Ryan McCambridge, the director for Linn Benton Food Share. “Linn Benton Food Share has been blessed by the donors in our area that allow us to go out and purchase those resources, but going forward we don’t know where those resources are going to come from.”
To donate to Linn Benton Food Share today, visit givebutter.com/csc-lbfs or text “LBFS” to 53-555.
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