LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Food Bank of East Alabama is in need of the community's help.
Food insecurity is a year-round problem for thousands of Lee County residents, but a d rop in donations at the East Alabama Food Bank could mean that some people aren't getting the assistance they need.
Food bank officials say that they see about a 40 percent d rop in donations during the summer months, and with children being out of school and not having access to school lunches, it can cause a pretty big problem.
"A lot of people will make donations around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and that's wonderful because there is great need there, but as the holidays pass through we tend to kind of forget about making a donation. Unfortunately hunger does not take a summer break, so it continues on and in fact there are certainly times of the year when food insecurity really spikes, sadly summer is one of those times" said East AL Food Bank Executive Director Martha Henk.
Henk said that donated food items or even personal care items would be greatly appreciated and volunteers are always welcome.
Donations can be made at d rop off boxes located throughout Lee County, or brought directly to the food bank.