Food bank shelves bare

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The Kelowna Salvation Army needs your help so they can help others.

The food bank is reaching out to the public for food donations.

"We have basically less than a weeks of food left on the shelves. Those are things like cereals, pastas and soups and things along those lines."  

Captain Daryl Burry says they have seen a 47 per cent increase in those needing aid.

"Even though minimum wage has increased, it hasn't kept par with the cost of living. Kids are out of school and so now parents with school age children, who may have been able to work when kids are in school, now have to look for childcare and so those are additional expenses and burdens on the family", Burry added.       

A food drive is planned for the Real Canadian Superstore, on Baron Road, this Saturday to make up for the shortfall.