"At some point if they haven't found new jobs people are going to start having a very limited budget and they are going to be making choices," Weaver said.
David Weaver, Director for the South Plains Food Bank, is working with agencies in Plainview to help curtail the damage left behind by the closing of the Cargill plant.
"They are the front line of response there and then we will support them as they see more people coming," Weaver said.
Weaver said he hopes to help places like churches who normally help feed the hungry, but don't have enough resources for this many people.
"You think of Plainview but I think a lot of the impact is going to be in some of the smaller rural communities, like Lockney or Abernathy," Weaver said.
The food bank already has a presence in Hale County, but Weaver said the plant's closing could have a ripple effect on the rest of the area.
"The employees of Cargill have less funds to spend in their communities," Weaver said. "There is not going to be as much business in some of the local stores or the grocery stores that are in that area."
The food bank is also looking to start a Kid's Caf in Plainview- and after school program that sends children home with food.
"But if there are opportunities in Plainview and we can find partners that will work with us that is a great way to serve young people and provide kids with an after school meal," Weaver said.
You can make a donation at SPFB.ORG or 4612 Locust Avenue.