Food pantry back in business

September 29, 2008 3:14:00 PM PDT
ABC7 Wednesday reported on the hard times at the Monument Crisis Center in Concord.

The food pantry has been picked clean because of an increasing demand during tough economic times.

The center helps about 100 families every day, and workers have said that most people they are seeing now are first-timers.

The good news is, since the ABC7 story aired, donations have picked up dramatically.

"There's been a lot of people that have supported us," pantry worker Rosanna Figueroa said. "We've had so many phone calls this morning, even donations dropped off."

Chevron has also stepped in to help, matching donations form a $25,000 fund.

The pantry received over $5,000 in donations over the past week and supply levels are now back to normal.


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