Hull Food Pantry services a need in the community

Posted August 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm

The Hull Food Pantry started as a ministry to help people who had a need for food. Sometimes people are unable to meet their own needs due to the declining economy, medical bills or other issues. Sometimes they just can’t afford food. When it becomes a question of paying their bills, buying medication or having food, the decisions get tough and a need for the Food Pantry arises.

The food pantry “provides people with an opportunity to survive and stay healthy … it’s a way to reach out to people, “ explains Virginia Linneman, the Hull Food Pantry coordinator. She said Dwight Sas was instrumental in getting it started because he realized the need was out there and he wanted a program where the community would be helping others. A lot of people

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