Donna Volz has food for the needy she can't give away. While state budget cuts threaten programs such as Meals on Wheels and other programs for the aging population, Volz said one community food program is at risk of losing funds because not enough people are picking up food.
"I've got the food, and I know we've got people out there who need it," said Volz, director of community services for United Methodist Open Door.
Currently, Volz said she could serve 300 more people in 10 counties through Open Door's Commodity Supplemental Food Program for people over 60 or younger mothers.
Federal funds distributed through the state provide monthly boxes of food for 2,100 people. But only 1,800 people are being served. Seniors can get this food even if they qualify for other food programs, Volz said.
"If we don't give the food away, we could lose it, then it would be hard to get it back," Volz said.
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