Area pantries see increased clients, straining resources


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Karyl Enter, right, and other volunteers assemble food at the Interchurch Food Pantry Friday. Food pantries across Johnson County are in need of donations to help support a growing number of people needing assistance. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


More Johnson County residents have come to local food pantries in the past few months, which has put a strain on the helping agencies as they try to provide everyone with enough food.

Pantries around the county have had significant increases in the number of people coming in for food and help. More donations are needed to help feed the families, including canned items, money and, at one pantry, a box truck that would allow it to pick up food from more food banks.

The need is not expected to subside in the future; and unless pantries can start bringing in more donations, some will have to cut the amount of food each family can take or limit the number of people that can attend.

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