More than 700 people were served in May at the Geary County Food Pantry and high demand has continued with high demand. Commissioner Trish Giordano said this week that Food Pantry Director Debbie Johns is asking for donations if possible. "I know some of the things that she said that they're crucially low on are pasta, macaroni and cheese, crackers, rice, hamburger helper and cereal."
Giordano pointed to the economy as a factor in the high demand. "Gas is extremely expensive and groceries are expensive and I think people are having a hard time. They're going where they can get some help and I'm glad that we're able to give that to them."
The Geary County Food Pantry is located at 138 West Third Street.