Area food pantries in need of donations - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Area food pantries in need of donations

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MURPHYSBORO -- The holiday season brings in enough food to last food pantries a couple of months, but come mid-February those supplies run thin.

Murphysboro Food Pantry Director Megan Austin says, they're in need of canned goods and boxed foods to help them feed the 750 families that come in each month. She says they could really use monetary donations to help them put healthy foods on the shelves. 

"Five, ten dollars here and there is something that we could really use right now. It may not seem like a lot to the donor, but it really has a big impact here to our pantry," said Austin. 

Austin says in the summer, many farmers bring in produce they've harvested. But in the winter months, they need monetary donations to help purchase produce.

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