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Food pantry helps community

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(Photo by Chris Johnson)
Eric Sundvall carries freshly picked corn Aug. 10 in the Community Garden to have fresh vegetables for the Loves and Fish Food Pantry.

Many lives have been benefited through the efforts of the volunteers at the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.

The pantry, located in the basement of the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, has been open for a year.

One goal for the food pantry is to make the trips as comfortable as possible for the clients.

They have a seating area with snacks to wait for their turn to go through the pantry.

Once in the pantry, the clients have a list of what they are allowed to receive based on family size. 

What makes Loaves and Fish different is that the clients get to select the food from the pantry shelves.

Everyone that uses the food pantry has a story to tell about why they need to use the facility and they are all grateful to have a convenient food pantry available.

“This food pantry is very beneficial.  It is a godsend for a local pantry,” said one client.  “I am a veteran and I need to use the pantry.  I injured my back and am unemployed.  I cannot get VA benefits.”

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