Rose of Sharon affected by inflation, donations needed

Rose of Sharon effected by inflation, donations needed
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 4:19 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2022 at 5:26 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A new supply of food was delivered to Rose of Sharon on Thursday with the help of volunteers from Landers McLarty Subaru.

The truck contained necessities such as canned items and other non-perishables. Due to inflation, officials with the organization say they are seeing more people come for food. Those rising prices are not only affecting those in need but Rose of Sharon too.

CEO Theresa Wilson told us the cost of a box truck full of food has more than doubled in the last few years.

”We’re feeding over 200 people a day,” Wilson said.

“Our box truck holds about $2,000 worth of food and a couple of years ago it only cost us about $800 to fill up that box truck to feed people. An increase from $800 to $2,000 is a lot.”

Wilson says that amount of food will only last about two weeks.

If you would like to donate to Rose of Sharon, visit their website here.