MIDLAND - The shelves at Casa de Amigos food pantry are looking a little empty.
"We want to see the shelves filled," says Community Relations Manager Judith Motyka. "At one point, the art and Spanish classes at Midland High School did a food drive for us and the shelves were filled and that's what we want to see."
For about a year, the food on the shelves have provided complete meals for families. Casa de Amigos provides four pounds per one adult and two pounds per one child. The West Texas Food Bank has helped Casa for about six months, providing food at a reduced cost.
"They had a really good program where we can buy food from them," Motyka explained. "They buy in bulk and then we buy from them at ten cents a pound which is great for the staples that we need."
Olga Hernandez is a single mom. She reached out to Casa for the first time on Friday. Thanks to Casa, she can be a hero for her kids.
"It's been good," Hernandez said. "It's the first time I've come here and they support me a lot. Thank you, I encourage people to come."
Casa de Amigos is always accepting donations. A few items they are in need of include macaroni and cheese, canned produce, juice boxes, infant products, toothbrushes, and Kleenex's.