Now, they just need more food to keep those pantries full.
Although food donations are up this year, they are not keeping pace with the incredible demand for edibles, a rush that was fueled by Ponzi schemes and the market crash.
"I'm not sure when this is going to stop," says Paul Ash, executive director of the Food Bank.
Cash donations help, too. For every $1 donated, the agency can distribute $9 worth of food.