Published: Dec 10, 2012 10:55 PM EST
Updated: Dec 10, 2012 11:08 PM EST

If the thousands of unemployed stop receiving their income, food banks in Southwest Florida are planning to feel the impact.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank says if the cliff is reached, programs like "WIC" and Meals on Wheels could be cut. If we don't go over, food stamps could still be in jeopardy. So right now, they say coming up with enough food is their main concern.

"Right now we are entering the growing season and the farmers have been very generous and we are hoping we have some good nutricious fresh produce, but it is hard to make up that kind of shortfall," said Harry Chapin Food Pantry's Al Brslain.

Brislain says the last time the food bank had to really buckle down was when the economy started to fall in 2008.