CHICAGO (CBS)– With millions of Americans out of work, the need at food banks has nearly doubled overnight.
At the same time, the employees and volunteers there are having to adjust to ensure everyone stays healthy and obeys the social distancing rules.READ MORE: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
Normally, with the increase in demand, the Lakeview Pantry would increase the number of workers and volunteers. That isn’t possible right now.READ MORE: Metra Train Hits Chicago Police Squad Car In Melrose Park
Instead, they have added more shifts, so people can work during different hours. Instead of allowing people to come inside and shop for food, they are now packing groceries to give to people.
To help with the increase in demand, some restaurants and stores that had to close down, have been donating food.MORE NEWS: CPD's 'Carve With A Cop' Brings Children, Officers Together
As the stay at home order continues, so does the need. You can help by donating to the food pantry as well as volunteering.