Local charities can't keep up on their own with the growing number of people in need of their services but fortunately, individuals and large companies are helping feed the community.
One of those non-profit organizations is Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves 21 counties in Eastern Washington. Food bank employees are seeing first hand the lines at their mobile food banks getting longer.
?We just continue to see unprecedented needs throughout our area, see more people in line in the food bank line, unemployment is high, just new people that are seeking help,? Rod Weiber with Second Harvest said.
To help ease the burden of helping out those people seeking support from the food bank, Wal-Mart donated $75,000 along with a refrigerated truck. The refrigerated truck Wal-mart donated is one of 65 trucks the company is giving away to non profits all over the country.
Wal-mart employees also donated their time, working at a mobile food bank Tuesday helping Second Harvest distribute the one million pounds of food they give away each month.