In Union County, officials at a food pantry say they're in dire need of help to keep their shelves stocked.
The Shawnee Development Food Pantry in Anna suspended operations for two weeks earlier this month because there was no food to give away.
Officials say that's the first time in 20 years that the pantry has had to close its doors.
A truckload of food arrived a few days ago, and should last until the end of the week. But officials say they'll have to close again if no more food arrives.
They say the pantry typically serves about 200 households monthly, but that number has climbed as high as 335 households as more young families seek help.
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