The total number helped in January was 1,440, said Dr. Don Warden, who helps coordinate the volunteer program.
“We are continuing to see new clients come in, so I guess the economy hasn’t improved,” Dr. Warden said.
“We also gave out our allotment of commodity boxes, and we were out before the end of the month,” he said.
They gave out potatoes, sweet potatoes and fresh limes with the regular food boxes, as well as chips provided by a local vendor.
“This last year, we gave out almost 30 percent more food than we did in 2011, thanks to all your support and the many food drives that came in,” he said.
He said that this year, they are preparing for another increase in the number of clients.
“Please continue your support and your prayers that God will continue to bless this endeavor,” he said.
The pantry’s expenses in 2012 were more than $40,000.