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High spirits among food bank staff, volunteers

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 21, 2007 at 4:56 pm with No Comments »
December 21, 2007 4:56 pm

I’m back from talking to Anna Wingate, Randy McElliott and others who run the Resource Distribution Council. They were operating a mobile pantry on South 56th Street – across from their old location – and in high spirits.

It’s been a tough time for them lately, and they look like they’re pulling through.

Wingate and others from the RDC stood in the parking lot of Grace Place on Friday afternoon. It was the third consecutive week they distributed food outside the church on South 56th Street.

While people and organizations came to pick up boxes of food, the RDC accepted donations of food and other necessities, including blankets, coats, paper products and baby formula.

The story will run Monday, but you can listen to Wingate, the founder and president, speak about what was going on Friday and the future of the food bank.

You can also read older stories of it here and here or click here for my former blog posts about it.

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