“People have been coming and bringing us stuff, which is good,” Talbot said, waving an arm at the shelves full of canned vegetables, bags of flour, and breakfast items and the like at the pantry at 806 Fayette St. He keeps track of what the organization has and what it needs.
“Our shelves are really fat and full right now and that’s all great,” Silva said. “But had you been here a couple months prior to that, we had a hard time keeping the shelves stocked then. Summer’s a harder time for us because kids are out of school.”
“When kids are out of school a lot of people who depend on those free or reduced breakfast and lunches have a hard time,” Silva said. “I know my grocery bill goes up in the summer when my kids are home from school. So summer is a hard time for us.”