Regional Food Bank Coping With The Cold

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Workers at the River Valley Regional Food Bank are having to cope with the cold weather. They said it makes it harder to deliver food to those in need since most of the people they deliver to are homeless.

Workers said it's also very difficult to find volunteers this time of year because of the temperatures outside.

They're also concerned because, a lot of times, the fresh food will get damaged in transit due to the wintery conditions. " We'll get it donated but we still have to make sure its edible and good for families to eat," said Ken Kupchick, Director of Marketing at the Regional River Valley Bank.

According to Kupchick, "The main thing we have to do is watch it come in, inspect it and then get it to people quickly so its edible and good to eat."

If you're interested in helping during the winter season, the food bank said they'll help you get involved.

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