SYLVANIA, Ohio — Because of inflation, food insecurity is on the rise, leaving many families in our area struggling financially. Following the holiday season, Sylvania Area Family Services has noticed a decrease in donations.
Last holiday season, many in the community showed their support and gave back during the season of giving. Unfortunately, hunger isn’t seasonal though.
Mary Helen Darah, Community Outreach Coordinator for Sylvania Area Family Services, tells WTO 11 they have noticed that the need is there. They're in desperate need of donations to make sure families have what they need to get through tough times.
"During these difficult economic times the need... we've seen it increase and it's going to continue to do so," says Darah.
The organization is asking for staple food items such as peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta and other things that last in the pantry. They are also in need of hygiene items like toothpaste, laundry detergent, soap and deodorant.
If you are not able to donate but would like to help out, the organization is looking for volunteers to help sort donations and pack bags for incoming families.
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