The shelves are nearly bare at St. Vincent de Paul's food bank in the West End. (FOX19 NOW/Sara Celi)
WEST END, OH (FOX19) -
Organizers at local food pantry say they are in desperate need of donations, and that demand is exceeding their food supply.
St.Vincent de Paul's food pantry at 1125 Bank St. in Westwood has shelves that are almost bare.
The pantry needs protein, cereals, "meal-in-a-can", peanut butter, and other non-perishables.
Organizers say they hope people will step up and donate in one of several ways--by making a standard donation, a monetary donation, and by participating in a 5K fundraiser for the pantry on September 5.
More than 40,000 Cincinnati children, for example, do not know where their next meal is coming from and experience daily food insecurity.