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Pick up any newspaper or turn on the TV, the news is all the same the economy and its impact on business. There is another group that is being negatively impacted by the economy emergency food programs. We are suffering from a serious lack of food donations. Unfortunately at the moment there are less people giving and more people getting. In just three months over 2,300 men, women and children have received food from the center. A this rate the Community Survival Center is going to run out of food by the end of the month. As always, I'm turning to you, the community, who continues to respond with overwhelming generosity. We will gratefully accept any and all food items, as everything is in short supply. We usually always have plenty of pasta and canned vegetables on hand but even these staples are a priority. We have virtually no protein items and little variety in the canned goods that we do have. It takes a wide variety of food to provide a balanced diet, especially for people whose health is already compromised. We have watched our numbers grow in all ages groups, ethnic groups and economic groups. We are struggling to accommodate the increasing number of families seeking food security each month. Without your help we are faced with having to deny assistance because we have no food. This scenario could become a reality by the end of October. This is something that we have never had to do before and with your help we don't have to do now. Remember, if you are bringing the food to the center we do have three freezers and a refrigerator so please take advantage of those buy one get two free sales. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. All donations are tax deductible. As always, thank you for making our work possible. Chris Cargile, Director The Community Survival Center Indian Orchard
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