The price of gas continues to rise and that is already having an impact on the price of some food. For those that are struggling to make ends meet, some will likely look to food pantries for their next meal. Carissa Gomez, with Feeding Illinois, says people shouldn't be ashamed when they have a need.

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Gomez says the rising cost of gas also puts additional stress on the food banks that supply local pantries. She says food banks are always looking for food and cash donations. Gomez says food banks always need more volunteers to help prepare the foods to be shipped into the communities.

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