So far this summer the food bank has spent close to sixty thousand dollars purchasing food. And those who count on the Northwest Louisiana food bank to feed the homeless like Providence House are also affected by the shortage. Simone Hennessee from the Providence House told us how the lack of food is hurting them. "Sixty four percent of all the people we serve at Providence House are children and a lot of the families come to us under nourished." Luckily the food bank received a grant through Americans second harvest, that grant is allowing the food bank to have a free consultant who Jim Presson from the Northwest Louisiana food bank says is helping develop what`s called food sourcing. "Where we go out to various private corporations retailers, Target, Wal-Mart, grocery stores, Krogers, Brookshires. We try to find more food that can be donated." Presson is hoping that will help put an end to the food shortage.