Contact Us

High Demands on Food Banks Depletes Reserves

kima

Food bank officials in Yakima and across eastern and central Washington say their reserves are quickly being depleted, and they’re expecting more demand after the state food stamp program was cut back on Sunday. Lisa Sargent with the Yakima Salvation Army food bank says summer months are always a tough time.

As of Sunday, there are 15,000 legal immigrants in the state, and 626 in this county have had their benefits cut in half. Their residency status doesn’t meet the requirements for federal help, so many are turning to area food banks. Sargent says they expect to see the kind of demand usually seen during the holiday season. Sargent is hoping for donations of food and cash. If you can help, the food bank is located at 6th and Yakima Avenue next door to the Salvation Army Thriftstore building.

More from newstalkkit.com

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkit.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KIT quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on News Talk KIT quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!