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October 4, 2013

Emmaus putting $20K grant to use

Between 200 and 250 food bags provided per month.

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"It's going pretty well," Mitchell said.

Emmaus serves about 480 families, which is more than the 200 to 250 bags that are purchased. Mitchell said food bags distributed in the food pantry are limited throughout the month. A majority of the food will be available at the food pantry, but on a first-come first-served basis

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas the pantry will be purchasing some holiday food, Mitchell said. The mission is trying to make more bags so they are able to serve more families.

"$20,000 seems like a lot, but when you break it down for families, it's not going to feed everyone," Mitchell said. "It's not going to solve our hunger issue. We're hoping to receive similar support next year."

Those interested in volunteering to fill food bags or help at the food pantry can call 574-739-0107. To inquire about the bags, call 574-753-3500 to see if the bags are in stock.

The food pantry is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com. Follow her: @PharosAES.

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