Over the past four years, the need for food in our communities has grown.
Every year the Great Plain Food Bank travels across the state delivering meals to those who need it most.
In 2014, their mobile food pantry and pop up perishable food program supplied four hundred forty thousand pounds of food which is equivalent to about three hundred sixty seven thousand meals.
Comparing that with 2017, there was about seven hundred thousand pounds of food which equaled out to about five hundred eighty three thousand meals.
“I think the need has been increasing as prices go up on everything but wages don’t go up for everybody,” said Rachel Monge, Great Plains Food Bank Regional Service Manager.
The amount of food that people get is based on how many people live in their household.