Olean Food Pantry

Walter Schultz, manager of the Olean Food Pantry’s gardens, looks over peppers that will be harvested and provided to the needy at the Leo Moss Drive facility.

OLEAN — Over the past eight months, the Olean Food Pantry on Leo Moss Drive has seen a 57% increase in the amount of people requesting food, produce and other amenities.

While the pantry has been able to provide food, along with fresh produce supplied by its gardens, high tunnel and shares from Canticle Farm, more donations are always appreciated, said DB Busan, warehouse manager for the pantry.

(Contact reporter Kate Day Sager at kates_th@yahoo.com. Follow her on Twitter, @OTHKate)

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