Hundreds of people relying on a local food pantry may have to make a change.
Bridgeway Community Church in Marquette Heights serves nearly 500 people each month. Over the weekend, its supplies ran out leaving the church stocking its selves with its own money.
That’s because other agencies, including food banks, are also seeing a decline in donations this month and have fewer goods to send to churches.
“We look and shop and kind of go out to different grocery stores and say okay, here’s what’s on sale this month and really try to capitalize on coupons and get as much with our resources as possible,” said Jesse Pierson with the church.
The Marquette Heights police department is trying to fill a truck with food to donate to the church this Wednesday at 3 p.m.