Local Food Pantries Running Low on Supplies - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Local Food Pantries Running Low on Supplies

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There may be signs the economy is improving, but things aren't slowing down for some local food pantries.

Project Starburst in Big Rapids has been serving families in Osceola and Mecosta counties for more than 40 years.

In May of 2012, the pantry served 284 families.

This year, that jumped to 325 families.

Now, the organization is worried they won't be able to meet everyone's needs.

Right now they're buying 8,000 pounds of food every month, and giving away every bit.

The pantry is desperately in need of food and monetary donations.

If you are interested in donating, you can e-mail them at projectstarburst@sbcglobal.net, call them at 231-796-5342, or click the link to the left of this story.