Words can’t even begin to express my gratitude to you for the caring and support you have provided to our less fortunate neighbors. What you do is truly a blessing for the individuals and families we serve.
More and more people are turning to our doors for help. The children, veterans, seniors and others living on fixed incomes are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of everyday basic needs. And as the price of milk, bread, rice, cereals, pasta, eggs, meat, poultry and almost all other food items continue to rapidly increase, these people are finding themselves without money and without food at the end of the month—and some don’t even make it that far. It’s difficult to fathom what it must be like for even something as basic as food to be an unaffordable luxury. But that’s simply the case for so many within our community.
The Food Bank’s work to provide food for those in need has always been important; but now, and in the upcoming year, it will be more important than ever as we see an increased need for our services due increases in food and gas prices that challenge everyone. At the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana we are continually looking for ways to do more with less.
It is our faith and hope that everyone will join us in meeting this challenge. Thank you for our continued support.
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