The demand has been higher than ever this summer at the Madonna House Food Pantry, and they say they're in dire need of donations.
Executive Director Joanne Dedert says they've been serving about 600 people a month, up around a hundred from their usual number. She believes the numbers have risen for a variety of reasons: hours being cut for those who work at minimum wage jobs, families using money for school supplies, and new regulations for food stamps.
"They did kind of a readjustment a little bit earlier this year," said Dedert. "I know we have had some folks who come to our food line who maybe get $14, $16 a month for food allocations."
Dedert says they're looking for any and all nonperishable food items or monetary donations, which can be dropped off at the Madonna House at 405 South 12th Street in Quincy.
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