The need is apparent

According to Elwin Moore, who coordinates the event, there were 142 families served by the annual RoeJan Food Pantry Thanksgiving Basket distribution held in the Hillsdale firehouse Saturday morning, November 19. That is approximately the same as in previous years. He noted that the big difference this year is that many extended families are living together because of the increasing rent prices. Food boxes are packed for larger families. An army of 35 volunteers assisted as customers wheeled carts through the tables heaped with canned and dry goods as well as bread, dairy and meat. At one of the distribution stations, volunteer Wendy Rubat (l) packs a box for a customer and Landon Poucher, age 9, keeps the table stocked. The RoeJan Food Pantry will hold its annual Christmas holiday basket distribution December 17. Photo by David Lee

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