God's Pantry is facing some tough times as the economy worsens. The need for free food is going up, but the supply isn't growing fast enough.
The God's Pantry Branch at Central Christian Church in Lexington, actually ran out of food last week. Church members are making up for the slack by bringing cans of food each Sunday. Officials at the branch are asking community members to donate to God's Pantry to help people in their time of need.
As for Central Christian Church, it's other progams, which include affordable housing, a thrift store, Housing for the Homeless, and Meals on Wheels, which are all thriving.
Minister Michael Mooty says tough economic times normally are rallying cry for churches. He says people are likely to be more generous in tough times, because they sense the needs of their neighbors.