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Mobile Food Pantry visits Rugby

By Staff | Nov 18, 2016

Residents from Rugby and the surrounding area lined up outside the old Gooseneck building to receive fresh food from the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. (Carissa Mavec/PCT)

Rugby and surrounding area residents were able to stock up on fresh vegetables, meat, bakery items and boxed goods on Thursday, November 10.

Trucks from the Great Plains Food Bank were parked one-quarter mile west of Cenex on the north side of U.S. Highway 2 in the parking lot of the old Gooseneck building as part of its Mobile Food Pantry program.

Anyone in need of food assistance was able to attend the event and receive food at no cost.

“The Mobile Food Pantry program fills a strong need and puts food directly into the hands of those that need it most,” Great Plains Food Bank Regional Services Manager Andrea Block, who services Mobile Food Pantries in eastern North Dakota, said in a recent press release. “This is all about convenience for the consumer. They know exactly when and where there will be fresh and nutritious food available. We want to make it as easy as we can for those who need help to be able to get it.”

The Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry program has supplied a total of 5,749 boxes of food so far this year, helping 139 households.

The Mobile Food Pantry program was established in 2008.

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