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Food Banks Fighting Food Prices

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- As gas prices push food prices higher, now food banks are getting ready for what could be a huge drop in donations.

Second Harvest says they haven't seen anything yet, but that's the key.

Second harvest leaders say donations are still coming in pretty steady right now, but if gas and food prices keep going up, they fully expect donations to start dropping off.

That would put those already in need even further behind, and leave services like Second Harvest understaffed.

Kathye Kilgore with Second Harvest says, "Oh, it's coming.   As gas prices continue to climb, food prices, like milk go up. When bread goes up, you see people still donating, but not in the quantity that they usually do."