With the current state of the economy, many families find themselves asking for help in supplying food and other needed items.  The Lexington Food Pantry has experienced an increase in the number of individuals they’re serving and, at the same time, a decrease in the number of donations.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to coordinator Jan Wright:

Jan Wright

“My reserves are gone,”said Wright,”I’ve had a good back up in the past as far as reserves in the pantry, so I didn’t have to buy too much, but right now I have to buy groceries for the pantry.  Also, this year I didn’t have nearly as many monetary donations as normal.  They were just really down.”

Wright says that donations of both food and money will be appreciated.  Items that the pantry needs include: cereal, peanut butter, vegetables, soups, ramen noodles, and canned beans.  Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact Wright at (660) 259-9148.  Items can also be left at the Presbyterian Church in Lexington or monetary gifts may be sent to P.O. Box 28 Lexington, MO 64067.