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Community supports food pantry

Editor,

The people and businesses in our communities have given generously to meet the needs of families in Arlee, Ravalli, Dixon and St. Ignatius. Even with the downturn in the economy and the increased use of the Pantry, our shelves are well stocked with basic foods.

The local schools and several businesses have conducted food drives and given donations. Junior high and high school youth have helped unload the network truck and given extra manpower as needed.

The pantry is again the recipient of a grant from the Catholic Diocese of Helena. Their "Operation Rice Bowl" program gave $550 with the stipulation that it be used entirely for the purchase of food.

Since our staff in all volunteer, all the donations we receive go directly to helping our clients.

We anticipate another busy year in 2010. We are also optimistic because of the continued support given.The pantry is open each Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grace Slack
Secretary
Mission Valley Food Pantry
St. Ignatius

 

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