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Rising prices are affecting the ability of food pantries' to help

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The rising price of food is hurting some food pantries' ability to help the food poor.

With inflation making food more expensive some local food banks are having trouble keeping up, both in buying food and keeping up with the demand.

J.R. Russell is the Executive Director of the Marion Ministerial Alliance.

"When things like this happen in the economy we get hit from both ends, we get hit from the donor end and we get hit from the demand end. It becomes more difficult for folks to donate and certainly the need goes up in the community."

However, Russell adds because the Alliance has been around and established for so long, he says residents of Marion and surrounding area do a good job of supporting the non-profit.

For more information about the Marion Ministerial Alliance, call 618-993-8419. The group is located at 103 East Calvert in Marion.

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