Published: Oct 01, 2013 9:40 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 01, 2013 10:28 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, FL - Nations Association founder, Israel Suarez says more and more people are coming into the charity asking for assistance. He says the new clients are not people you'd expect. Many are people who are working and simply not able to make ends meet. The sudden surge in new clients has left many of the food pantry shelves empty. Suarez says, "Never in my 35 years of serving Lee county have I seen my shelves this low". He is hoping more donors come forward as the holiday season approaches. "I need 2500 turkeys this year", Suarez says. That in addition to trying to keep up with the everyday demand will be a challenge. One Reverend Suarez hopes he and the community can meet.