There is 94,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and 27,000,000 pounds of food go in and out of here yearly. Starting Friday, those supplies are going to go out much faster with the cut in food stamp benefits.
For local food pantries, the costs are rising and so is the number of families that need help.
As people continue to struggle in this down economy, some are turning to food pantries and shelters to put meals on the table. But even our four-legged friends are hurting in these tough times. Many shelters that provide food to both humans and pets are struggling to keep up with demand.