Oak Park Food Pantry has been a very important part of this community for more than 30 years. While the name may not be as familiar as Abraham's Tent, for example, people have come to depend on the Oak Park Food Bank just to meet their minimum needs.

Well, now the food bank that helps so many people is much in need from the community it serves. Right now The Oak Park Food Pantry is trying to keep its shelves full and it's in need of canned goods and other non-perishable items.

If you would like to donate to the Oak Park Food Pantry, you can bring your food or money donations to the pantry, 1611 17th st., next to First Christian Church.

For information, call the pantry at 337-478-3034.