ROANOKE, Va. — Times are tough for a lot of people around the nation and right here at home.
A Roanoke food pantry is also feeling the pinch.
Christian Soldiers Food Pantry where they are in need of more volunteers and cash.
Rayma Mills started the day Monday with a prayer before food was handed out. “"The food that you've provided will nourish the bodies of the families and people that are in this line. Thank you lord for our volunteers they work tirelessly," she prayed.
Demand has surged since the recession hit. Instead of serving 50 people an hour they now assist more than twice that many. People like LaCheryl Jackson appreciate the pantry.
“I'm not in the position right now to get employment. I've been looking for a job putting in applications everywhere and they won't allow me because of my felony charges back in 1998 mind you,” she said.