There is an emergency at the emergency food pantry in Kerrville: the cupboards are getting bare.
"What’s in here would probably last us less than a month," said Judy Johnston, social service director for the Kerrville Salvation Army, as she looked over the shelves of food on Thursday.
According to Johnston, the pantry needs non-perishable items like canned fruits, vegetables and meats -- items that you would find in your pantry will go in theirs.
The pantry has seen an increase in the number of first-time visitors since summer began.
“We normally see five to eight families a month in slow times, but during the summer months, that’s when the kids are home, (so) that number triples and even quadruples," she said.
Thus the reason for some help from the community to keep the cupboards full.
Johnston said their goal is to make sure that whoever comes in looking for assistance will get it.
“We don’t want to get so far down that somebody would come in with a real need and we would have to turn them away,” Johnston said.
The pantry will always take donations of food or cash.