"Our holiday campaign goal is about 940-thousand dollars and right now we are running about 30-thousand short" says Kara Ross, Vice-President of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Think about it this way, $1 provides about 6 meals, 30-thousand dollars equals about 180-thousand meals, and that makes all the difference to those in need.
Donations have been hard to come by, the weather keeping people indoors and away from donation boxes at local businesses.
"A lot of people didn't make it out of their homes both with the ice storm and the snow storm, and the overall weather situation" she says.
Regular donors like Kroger and Big Johns locations across the 22 counties the food bank serves are extending their collection period from January 17th through the end of the month.
You can also donate from the comfort of your own home on the web by click HERE.
"Our holiday campaign sustains us through the first half of the year, so it is very important that we hit our goal, we need it" says Ross.
The bare shelves in the warehouse are expected to be filled by the end of the month when donations end at participating businesses.