The Weyburn Salvation Army Food Bank is looking to fill up their shelves heading into summer.
Community Ministries Coordinator Jennifer Lorinczy said the increased need is seasonal.
"Coming into summer we find that our need increases a little bit but our donations decrease a little bit. People go away, people travel, and you're not really thinking about donating. So we want to get our shelves full stocked so we are able to help everybody out through the summer," said Lorinczy.
The food bank is currently serving about 15 families a week and that number even averaged 20 in March. Lorinczy said that is up from a couple of years ago when the average number of families they helped each week was five.
"We're getting low on everything, especially things like rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, side kicks. Things like that are extremely low," she said. Lorinzcy also said donations of things like canned pasta and chunky soup, which are easy for children to heat and eat while their parents are working, are a big help.
The Salvation Army also always excepts monetary donations to help support the food bank. Gift cards to the local grocery stores can help as well.