PENROSE — Paying for back to school supplies can mean a big hit for a family's finances.
Some families say they're spending thousands of dollars for their kids this year, leaving little to buy healthy food.
But there is some good news. Organizations like My Neighbor's Cupboard in Penrose are stepping up to help.
More than 150 families were served in a half hour on Friday with thousands of pounds of food given out.
"We set it up as a farmer's market which sets us apart from everyone else," said My Neighbor's Cupboard Director Amanda Suddoth. "So they come and they pick what their family wants and what they'll eat."
"Pulled pork, some milk for the family, some beans, rice, everything that's going to supplement us for the next week," said volunteer Steve MacDonald who also received food.
My Neighbor's Cupboard holds a mass distribution the second Friday of every month. It's available for anyone who needs to be fed.