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Delta Food Pantry needs volunteers

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The Delta Food Pantry has found that the people of Delta County are more than generous. "We would like everyone to know just how much it means to us," said Mary Pfalzgraff and Karen Basher, the food pantry's new directors.

The Delta Food Pantry has been providing services to families in Delta County since the early days of 1984. The requests for service have steadily increased over the years and especially rapidly since 2013. The food pantry is open daily from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. five days a week. Services are provided by volunteers who each work 1.5 to 2 hours per week.

More volunteers are being sought in the hope of increasing daily hours of service, as well as providing more flexibility in the number of hours each volunteer is asked to work. Besides volunteers to pass out the food each day, there is a need for persons with a pickup truck to bring supplies in from local businesses and organizations that donate food items to keep the shelves stocked. The time involved with this task varies as does the manual labor. Sometimes the pickup will be well filled by the time it gets back to the pantry with the new supplies.

To volunteer, contact Pfalzgraff at 275-9670 or Basher at 314-3024.

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