PITTSBURG, KS.--- Anna Campbell lives near Pittsburg and after paying her bills and rent, her social security income is used up quickly.
"You don't have nothing much left," states Anna Campbell.
Campbell is among thousands of people who rely on the Wesley House in Pittbsurg to survive. Ellie Foster is the director of the Wesley House, and she says people needing help are coming from many different backgrounds.
"For most of the families it's not a lack of poor planning, or not a matter of poor judgment, but it's just circumstances," states Ellie Foster.
The numbers speak for themselves. Volunteers have already signed up more than 1,000 people to receive Christmas baskets this year just this week. Nearing an all time high.
"It's reality, and for most of them, the point comes when it's a matter of you know my children are hungry so will do whatever it takes to feed them," states Foster.
Foster says every year she is touched by the outpouring of support during the holidays.
"The community is so generous and outstanding in supporting us and we're counting on that again," states Foster.
The donations collected in Pittsburg will go directly to help the Wesley House. Organizers say food items like sugar, corn, fruit, and canned soup are always in need. You can drop off items at Ron's Grocery Store, Dillions, and the Pittsburg Wal-Mart. We're also collecting items in Joplin at Food for Less, The Joplin Globe, and Wal-Mart stores in Joplin and Webb City.