BROOKLYN - Food stamp cuts are leading to a spike in the number of people turning to local food pantries for their meals.

The CAMBA pantry on Church Avenue is serving as many as 400 people a week following cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, or food stamps.

CAMBA workers say that a family of three now sees $29 less each month, and are running out of food earlier.

The record number of those in need is leading to a greater need for food donations. The pantry has already run out of turkeys for Thanksgiving and is hoping to get 500 by next Wednesday.