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Food Pantry holiday distribution set for Tuesday, December 17; donations sought

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The Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry has set the 2013 Holiday food distribution for Tuesday, December 17, between 9 and 11 a.m.

The Pantry Board of Directors reports that the pantry has served over 3,820 family units, or approximately 11,252 individuals, from January through November of this year.

As a result of the economy and the reduction in food stamp allowance, several new families have been registered in the past month.

Contributions Needed

Donations can be brought to the pantry facility and placed in the donation box any time the Duneland Resale Shop is open, at 801 Broadway, Chesterton. Hours are Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pantry staff will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 14, to accept donations, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monetary donations should be sent in the form of a check to Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, P.O. Box 902, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

All types of non-perishable food items are needed and appreciated, as well as personal hygiene items, laundry detergent and dish soap. The Food Pantry is well stocked at the moment with baby food and diapers, thanks to the generosity of the community.

Food items may also be dropped off at the First State Bank of Porter, 230 Lincoln St., in Porter and LaPorte Savings Bank, 851 Indian Boundary Rd., Chesterton.

If needed, arrangments for pick-up of items can be made by contacting Dawn Ruge at 787-8475.

This is the 31st year of operation for the local faith-based Food Pantry, which is not affiliated with the Northwest Indiana Food Bank.

The generous support of the community has kept the Food Pantry going and that support is greatly appreciated by the board, volunteers and clients.



Posted 12/6/2013