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Mobile food pantry back in Gays Mills
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The Second Harvest mobile food pantry will be at the old Gays Mills Community Building at 212 Main Street on Wednesday, Sept. 25. 

Sign-in will start at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 3 p.m.  Food will be distributed from 2 to 3 p.m.  The pantry will close promptly at 3 p.m. 

People experiencing challenges with making ends meet can come to the pantry to receive fresh and non-perishable food.  Frozen meats, fresh and canned vegetables, breads, staples such a rice or noodles, and fruits are regularly available.  Each household receives between 50 and 70 pounds of food. 

The food is free and varies each month.  Patrons do not need to meet income guidelines or provide an ID.  They will be asked to provide the check-in volunteer with their initials, the number of people (including children and senior citizens) in the household, and the community name of their post office.  People should bring sturdy bags, boxes, or baskets to hold the food they receive.  Volunteers will assist by carrying food to vehicles as needed.  Food for the homebound may be picked up by friends or relatives.

In August, the mobile pantry provided food to 256 people in 105 households.  Seventy-six seniors and 69 children received food.  Recipients came from fourteen communities in the Crawford, Vernon, and Grant service area.

For more information, call Lorraine Fortney at 608-735-4690 or Cindy Kohles at 608-872-2184.