Daily Bread Food Bank expected to meet spring drive target

Final donations still being counted but food bank says goal should be reached

The Daily Bread Food Bank says it is on track to meet the target for the annual spring food drive.

The spring food drive wrapped up over the weekend and as of Tuesday afternoon the food bank has received $211,500 and 198,800 lbs of food, just short of the target.

Daily Bread's goal was $225, 000 and 225, 000 lbs of food.

Executive Director Gail Nyberg says with trucks still out picking up donations and money still trickling in, the food bank will likely reach the goal.

Nyberg called the goal "ambitious" and says the spring food drive has stocked shelves and puts the food bank in a good position to meet demand.

Demand was up in March, but it's too early to tell if it's an anomaly or part of a growing trend.

Nyberg says some in the city were feeling the pinch because of higher heating costs during the cold winter, leaving less to pay for food.

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