SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Food Bank is issuing a plea for donations of food or cash, saying it could exhaust its food supply in one month without help.
Ginette Bott of the food bank told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City that the facility last month received only one-third of what it normally receives.
Bott says not only are donations down, but government commodities also have decreased.
The food bank supplies agencies in every county of Utah and distributes food boxes to 2,500 senior citizens in Salt Lake County each month.
Officials at Hildegarde's Food Pantry at St. Mark's Cathedral say July and August are typically a period of low donations because of summer vacations, but this year has been especially difficult because donations have drastically decreased and demand has increased.