Empty shelves a growing concern for Shelter House and RFDA
With summer nearing an end, local charitable organizations are feeling the slowdown that comes with the season and turning to the public to help replenish food stocks.
The Thunder Bay Shelter House and the Regional Food Distribution Association are appealing to the community for donations to help refill nearly empty shelves.
“The summertime we do decrease in volunteers and we decrease in donations,” said Amber Prairie, development officer with Thunder Bay Shelter House. “We find in the summertime a lot of things slow down, so we have to try and work a little bit harder to get people to see the need.”
Shelter House is looking for items such as non-perishable food like ketchup, canned meat, canned vegetables, and other staples used to feed the more than 700 people utilizing Shelter House services every day. It is also looking for donations of personal hygiene products, such as deodorant, razors, and soap. – Tbnewswatch
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The places that give out things for free ALWAYS need more things to give out for free.
Is it surprising that there is a high demand for free stuff? Really?
The more free stuff there is to hand out, the more people come to get the free stuff. The more people come to get the free stuff, the more free stuff is needed to give out. You can see where this is headed.