|Published:||Oct 10, 2013 4:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 10, 2013 6:11 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Step inside the Salvation Army's food pantry in Naples and this is what you'll see.
"Right now we are pretty low on food supplies," said Major Dan Proctor, the Naples Regional Coordinator for the Salvation Army.
This is one of four food pantries in Collier County that helps feed Cristina Olzewski's family.
"My paycheck goes to normal stuff like you know paying rent, car insurance, college, and daycare at the wrap around rate, so it's frustrating because at the end I dont have much," said Olzewski.
The nurse works six days a week and finds time to go to school and raise her son, yet she's optimistic.
"Just stick in there, don't give up, don't give up, just keep trying, that's pretty much all I can say, we're all in the same boat."
Major Proctor said more people need help because of the government shutdown.
"We've doubled with utilities, almost tripled with our food orders given out to different families," said Major Proctor. "There are things that are effecting people, we're just assuming it's probably the shut down."
On a normal day they'll give food to 15 families. But on Wednesday that number jumped to 40 families. The charity has also seen a decrease in donations. And Olzewski fears the organization could run out of food.
"It could, anything is possible."
Major Proctor said in addition to the government shutdown, the holiday season is right around the corner, so they need help now more than ever.
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