Sharing and Caring 'low' on food donations; seeks food items

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Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Sharing and Caring volunteers need non-perishable foods to last beyond the winter holidays, organizers said.

"We are holding our own right now," said Robin Marston, vice president of local food pantry. "Unfortunately, donations usually begin to fall after the holidays, and we are already low."

  Volunteers said they appreciate local organizations, churches, schools and Cub Scout Troop 799 for donating large amounts of canned food items.

However, nearly 40 residents daily come to receive food items, and it's difficult to meet the demand, Marston said.

That's because the number of donations has dipped since the country's economic downturn, volunteers said.

Yet one thing is certain: "There are a lot of hungry people in our city," volunteer Doris Mauldin said.

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