Food Bank Sees Large Crowd Saturday Morning (VIDEO)

By Michael Klopfenstein

June 29, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - The Community Harvest Food Bank is seeing a huge crowd on Saturday morning.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service says food prices for this calendar year are expected to rise 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent.

Long lines of people prepared with large containers to hold food lined up at Community Harvest Food Bank Saturday morning. The long lines of people are to pick up food simply because they can't afford a trip to the grocery store.

One volunteer tells 21 Alive, the lines were among the longest in recent memory, partially due to the fact that the food back is closing for inventory next weekend.

According to the USDA the hike in prices is the result from the delayed effects of last year's drought in the Midwest.

The Community Harvest Food Bank has been serving the Fort Wayne are for over 30 years. Their mission is to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources and to increase public awareness of and involvement in our mission.

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