Food banks in the northwestern part of the state are expecting an influx of people affected by flooding. Spokesman for Second Harvest food bank in St. Joseph, Rachel Graves, says with any natural disaster they see an influx a few weeks after when people are relocating.
Graves says many people will visit the food bank once or twice, because moving is expensive and often with disasters like flooding, people are out of a job.
Graves says there’s a higher need in the summer for food because those who rely on free or reduced lunch programs during the school year won’t have that in the summer. She says those two factors together mean a busy summer for food banks.