JOPLIN, MO.---- There's no shortage of work for volunteers at Souls Harbor, but there is a shortage of food.
"Right now the stock is low, it's low," states Joann Lewis, Souls Harbor Director.
Organizers say it's becoming a challenge to meet the growing demand for assistance in the Joplin community.
"Well, it's an on going need, and we are giving over 600 food boxes per month and that translates to a lot of people, families, and single people, and so there's a real need," states Lewis.
Although this may look like a lot of food, organizers say what's on these shelves will likely be gone in just 2 weeks.
"There's just a lot of people working part time or just living on a fixed income and if you have been to the grocery store lately, you know that doesn't go very far," states Lewis.
Souls Harbor Director Joann Lewis says the greatest need right, helping people plan for the holidays.
"We have no turkeys or hams to give to anyone that wants to cook their own Thanksgiving dinner, we just have none of those," states Lewis.
She hopes the Helping Hands food drive will inspire everyone to spread love to others during this time of year.
"Because it's more blessed to give than it is to receive, we're blessed to be on the giving end and people give to us and we're able to pass it on and that's what it's all about," states Lewis.