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Local food-pantry network receives thousands of pounds of donations

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 8:42 am

The Neighborhood Food Network of Associated Churches announced they have received 7,965 pounds of food and $350 in cash donations from the WLDE Fun 101.7 Stuff-A-Bus Radiothon, Nov. 19-21.

An additional 730 pounds of medicine-cabinet items were collected for The Franciscan Center. The food was delivered to the Associated Churches warehouse where it will be sorted and distributed to the 28 food pantries of the Neighborhood Food Network. Individual households can access their pantry once every 30 days. Households are assigned to a food pantry based on their address.

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County was founded in 1944 and includes 135 churches as members. Its primary ministries include the Neighborhood Food Network, A Baby's Closet, Rising Stars, and Military Families.