The Salvation Army struggles to pay for it's own electricity bills let alone deliver hampers to the needy.
The news follows another devastating blow to finances as vandals smashed the front door of the store on Thursday night.
Salvation Army director of operations for the store Reverend Matthew McBurney said he's done the sums and the added financial burden will affect the organisation's ability to deliver welfare to all the families who need it in Orange and surrounding areas.
"I've worked out that is around 37 families who will not be able to be delivered one of our $40 hampers," he said.
"It is very disappointing as we had plans to expand our service to also help people in smaller outlying areas with our mobile service," he said.
To find out how the group plan to solve the issue read tomorrow's Central Western Daily.