The food pantry is almost bare.
And donations are needed to stock up on the emergency food supply at the Senior Outreach Center on Orange Avenue.
"We give to the elderly who are short on money after paying their bills," said Betsy Crimi, human services coordinator at the Senior Outreach Center, which offers the service for low-income senior citizens.
A key source for the center's food bank are donations from schools, but because schools are shut for the summer, the food supply is running short.
Crimi said the center will coordinate canned food drives in September with students at Ethel Dwyer Middle School.
Gifts of protein-based items, such as chunky soups and peanut butter, are the most sought after.
In addition, the center can use canned fruits and vegetables, Jell-O and crackers.
Cereal, rice and dry beans are also needed.
Crimi, who coordinates services for frail and elderly people, said that many seniors live on tight budgets and need the food to make ends meet.