BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — As America continues to see the impacts of inflation, Baton Rouge shelters are struggling to meet the same demand for donations.

To be specific, St. Vincent de Paul says they help about 1,000 people per day. They’re able to do that with the help of food, clothing, and monetary donations. Items given to the shelter help provide housing and prescriptions for the homeless.

The President of the local shelter says it’s a double-edged sword. There’s less disposable income. Families don’t have as much to give this year.

“We’re seeing tons of people coming to us in need,” said the President of St. Vincent de Paul, Michael Acaldo. “On the other hand, those who are giving have been impacted because when they go to the grocery store they’re paying more. When they go to the gas station they’re paying more.”

With the cost of products being higher, the organization says they’re spending more money on materials. Which can take away funds from other necessities like utilities at the shelter.

St. Vincent De Paul says every donation counts. So they’re asking for your help. To donate, make a monetary contribution, or volunteer visit their website.