Help organizations feeling financial pinch without new state budget

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Project SHARE of Carlisle provides food for more than one 1,000 families a month.

Elaine Livas is the founder of the help organization.

She says things will continue to get worse, if a new budget is not signed.

Livas says donations are usually down this time of the year, because people are coming back from vacations or planning other activities during the warmer months.

“It is the hardest time for us to feed families,” said Livas, “It is the greatest demand, because kids are not eating breakfast or lunch at school.”

Livas says Project SHARE usually has access to state funding to help purchase fresh produce to ensure that people are getting healthy food to take home.

Livas says not having access to nearly $43 thousand in a declining balance account to purchase fresh food, is starting to put a financial squeeze on their reserve account.

Livas says they are considering getting a line of credit if a new budget is not signed in the next few weeks.

She says once a new budget is signed, they will have access to the declining balance account.

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