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Food pantry needs have increased with economic issues

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By The Staff

To the editor:

This letter is a thank you and also a plea.

Let me explain. As chairperson of the food pantry and treasurer for our local ministerial association, I see firsthand the needs - not wants - in our community.

We are most blessed to live in such a giving and caring community. First, I want to thank all who participate in giving to our local United Fund and to those who work with it. The food pantry and ministerial association are recipients of this fund and we are most appreciative. The money received from it helps us to help others with their utility bills and medicines. I also helps keep our shelves at the pantry stocked.

As I said at the beginning of this letter, this is also a plea.

We all know how our economy is at the present time, and with this brings new clients and some who havent been at the food pantry for a while. This depletes our shelves even quicker than before and, as we look toward the holiday season coming up on is, we need your help in donating more food or money.

When we all work together, it is not too hard on any one of us. We are most appreciative of all the people who have brought in, and are still bringing in, fresh produce from their gardens.

From the bottom of my and all the volunteers hearts, we say Thank You. If we ever wonder if what we are doing is worthwhile, remember, There but by the grace of God goes I.

So, thank each and every one of you and may God richly bless you.

Margaret Watson

Food pantry chairperson