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Long County pantry to give away food throughout holidays

POSTED: November 24, 2011 7:00 a.m.
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Tina Skipper and William Miller stock the shelves at the Long County Food Pantry.

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The Long County Food Pantry will give away food today and throughout the holidays to those in need, according to Tina Skipper, the Long County coordinator of concerted services. 

She said the pantry is open from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“The food pantry will be opened on Wednesday so that if anyone needs food for Thanksgiving, it is here for them,” Skipper said, adding that all of the food pantry items are gathered through donations from the community. 

Pantry volunteer William Miller said local schools also contribute to the cause. During the anti-drug Red Ribbon Week, students worked hard to bring in food for the pantry, said Miller, executive director of the Long County Family Connection.

“During Red Ribbon Week, the students had the ‘I can do without drugs’ campaign and brought different items for the pantry,” he said.

For more information on the Long County Food Pantry, call 545-2435. To receive help or make a donation, stop by 15 Thornton Drive.

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