To keep up with the rising number of people needing food, the Community Storehouse is seeking help from the public.Summer months are the hardest for the nonprofit children’s charity, which serves Northwest and Keller school districts. Barbara Board, executive director, said food donations are more plentiful during the holidays when people are in a "spirit of giving" mode.But many food pantries suffer during the summer months, despite the growing number of families needing help during that time."There are certain times of the year, people come and go and just don’t realize during those times that kids have needs," Board said. "There are other times when they are busy and have other things going on and forget."To make it easier for donors, Community Storehouse started the "13 in 13" program. The organization is looking to grow the program, which began in January.The idea is simple—donors commit to an automatic recurring draft of $13 each month during 2013.Board said the program will continue beyond 2013 but the program name will likely change."What we are trying to do, is get a consistency every month where it’s not up and down so much," Board said. "This program is really simple. If we can get a large number doing it, it can make a world of difference."Board said the goal for the program is $5,000 per month. Currently, donations are about $1,000 per month. The organization has several programs during the summer months, serving hundreds of area children, with numbers growing each year.Warm Tummies/Growing Minds, a free prepared lunch program for ages through 18, served 1,090 meals during 2011 and 1,628 meals last year, Special Programs Director Dorothy Lamb said. This year, about 1,000 meals were served during the first three weeks of summer.The Summer Lunch Program gave out 723 supplemental food boxes last summer. In June, 319 food boxes were already given out. Children are served food during the organization’s Summer Reading Program, which is serving 75 children this summer. Lamb said the school supply drive has grown from 1,063 in 2011 to 1,760 children being helped in 2012. Back packs and other school supplies are needed for this program. The Community Storehouse is also seeking donations of food. Items needed include individual cans of fruit, jelly, rice sides, pasta sides, peanut butter, refried beans, chili, tuna, baked beans, pudding mix, Jell-O, canned pasta, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, mustard, mayonnaise, popcorn, ketchup, sloppy joe, salsa, muffin mixes, Kool-Aid, instant oatmeal, cereal bars, granola bars and crackers. "Summer months are peoples busiest, they just don’t think about it," she said. "But if you give monthly, you are helping children all year long."To donate, go to www.communitystorehouse.org or call 817-431-3340.