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Need for food remains great

Just how much need is there for food as we move into the seventh month of the COVID-19 crisis? Judging from this past weekend, it remains quite high.

In less than two hours, 1,000 boxes of food were distributed to those in need. Items included were locally sourced meats, dairy products, fruits, vegetables and a variety of other items.

“We want to help out the community in any way we can and this opportunity seemed so wonderful,” Pastor Erika Lopez said. “It’s not a church event, but we want all the churches in the area to come pick up some food to spread out, along with anybody else. There are no requirements or information that is needed. Everybody is welcome.”

The Outpour Project is located at 61 E. Fourth St. and will be giving away food each Saturday in October. Distribution begins at 10 a.m. and volunteers are welcome to help assist.

Poverty rates were high in this county long before the virus, which seems to have no end in sight. We’re obviously in for a long and uncertain recovery.

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