Wiregrass Hospice recently held a food drive to help the Wiregrass-Area United Way Food Bank.
It's part of a national effort by Gentiva Corporation to help fill shelves at food banks across the country.
Wiregrass Hospice collected more than 33-hundred pounds of food.
Food bank representatives say requests for assistance are up 36% from the same time period of 2008.
If you would like to contribute to the food bank call them at 794-9775.