Empty Shelves at Gainesville Community Ministry
The people who run one of North Central Florida's food banks say they have been dealing with a severe food shortage.
That has forced them to turn people away.
Workers at the Gainesville Community Ministry have struggled keeping their shelves stocked.
John Nelson is a Gainesville Resident and donated food to help the organization.
"I believe that we're supposed to give, think of others instead of ourselves and if they're in a hurting position to help them," Nelson said.
Director of Services at the Gainesville Community Ministry Jean Gough says they are feeding more people this year than last.
Another factor is that many people are only working part time and still need some sort of assistance.
Jean Gough Director of Services at the Gainesville Community Ministry said "in the summer time you have a lot of more people coming to us because other people work for the school system which is of course closed for those three months."
Gough says because of the need it ultimately forced the GCM to close.
Gough says the food they have will only last for two weeks. If you can help donate food, you can give to Gainesville Community Ministry on SW 4th Ave.
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