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FoodBanks Affected By Drought

Published On: Feb 14 2014 12:20:41 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 14 2014 12:24:44 PM CST

Drought causing empty shelves at food banks

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is feeling the impact of the ongoing drought.

The nonprofit is paying more for produce and seeing a drought in donations.

About 3/4 of the shelves in the cooler are empty. 

Jamie Nichols, the director of operations, said more people are in need of food services.  Nichols said farmers in need of water for crops are not expected to plant as many next season. That means less work for farm workers.

President Obama plans to stop in Fresno Friday to talk about tackling the drought.

Foodbank workers hope the administration will come up with ways to help.

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