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Westchester Food Pantry taking extra precautions in Covid19

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It's business as usual, with some additional precautions, at the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry distribution today.

The number of volunteers who come in contact with donations has been limited and all are wearing masks, according to Board President Dawn Ruge.

The Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry does a drive-through distribution every other Tuesday for clients who are pre-registered. Ruge said 15 new people registered last week, and "We've been blessed with the community's support", including local supermarkets that provide baked goods and local farmers who have recently provided fresh produce for distribution.

Also, the Food Pantry is in need of donations (especially ramen, brown grocery bags, and kidney, chili, or baked beans) since several food drives that would normally supply donations have been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations of gluten-free products are also greatly appreciated.

Donations can be dropped off at Porter Bank or the Chesterton Police Department.

RePurpose Place, at 102 Beverly Drive, also announced Tuesday on its Facebook page that customers can receive 25 percent off any one item if they bring in a can of soup for the Food Pantry.



Posted 8/12/2020




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