The SHARE Food Bank in the Tri-Cities says it doesn't have enough food this year to keep up with the increase in demand from families in need and is asking for help from the community.

Heather Scott, Director of Development at SHARE, told that due to a big increase in families turning to them for help this December, their supply of food for Christmas hampers has been depleted.

"So far we have 1,500 families registered to receive hampers and we expect that number to grow. Right now we've packed just over 500. We're looking for donations to fill another 1,000," she said.

The organization provides a food hamper to needy families every two weeks, not just during the holiday season.

Scott is asking for people to donate pasta, tomato sauce and canned meals to help hungry families.

"Stop at any Tri-Cities grocery store, make a purchase and leave it in the store's donation box," she said.

For information on how to help SHARE click here.

Other charities are also looking for donations this holiday season, including most B.C. Salvation Army locations. For more information click here.