Youth On Their Own took to Twitter last week urging people to consider donating nonperishable food items to their “Mini-Mall,” which provides teens with basic items like food and clothing items.

Jacki Vaughan-Chaldy, YOTO’s College and Career Development Coordinator, said they are seeing more than 30 teens a day visiting their Mini-Mall, looking specifically for food items.

She said with the low stock, it could have a negative impact during the busy summer months.

“When we have to tell them that it’s going from 10 pounds to 7, although it might not seem like a big difference, you kind of see their faces fall,” Vaughan-Chaldy said.

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