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Janna Carl

RF Food Pantry: Demand up, supply down

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The numbers tell the story: In October, the River Falls Food Pantry gave out 14,940 pounds of food products to 757 persons. The year before in October, it gave out 12,622 pounds to 652 persons.

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Last Wednesday during a 1-5 p.m. shift, longtime Food Pantry volunteer Rick Pechacek said: "We served 31 families and gave out just under 2,000 pounds of food...You could not believe the number of clients waiting to get in...I never have seen this before."

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