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With Donations Down, Food Pantry Seeks Community Help

Food can be dropped off at the Food Pantry from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. every Saturday or at Market Basket and Lucci’s.

The demand for food at the Wilmington Food Pantry is high. But the amount of donations isn’t currently matching that demand, and that's where the group needs the community's help.

A list of urgent needs currently includes cereals, canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, instant potatoes, creamy peanut butter, jelly, brownie mix, pancake syrup, ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pasta and pasta sauces, tuna and stews.

According to a press release from the Food Pantry, the need for supplies is high with the number of people who have been hit hard by the economic downturn.

“We know that members of our community, our neighbors, continue a desperate struggle to put food on their tables,” the release reads. “But we also know there is a deep desire among others to help. We are asking community members to help restock our shelves with non-perishable food items.”

Donations can be dropped off at the Food Pantry between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. every Saturday, or at Market Basket and Lucci’s in marked bins. The Food Pantry is located at 142 Chestnut Street.

For more information about the Food Pantry and items that are needed, visit the non-profit organization’s website.

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