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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

MORRIS – Approximately 210 area families took part in the mobile food pantry sponsored by First Christian Church that took place in Morris on Aug. 14.

With a total of 8,585 pounds of food delivered, each household received approximately 41 pounds of food. It contained 14 pounds of frozen meat and hot dogs and a wide variety of other items, including watermelons, carrots, bagged salad, cereal, hazelnut spread, rice, diced tomatoes, macaroni and cheese and croissants.

The next mobile food pantry is sponsored by Mazon State Bank, Seco Systems and ITW Filtration Systems and will take place Sept. 11 at Mazon City Park.

Registration will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m.; distribution will begin at 5 p.m.

Any family that resides in Grundy County and is in need of assistance with food is welcome to come to these food distributions.

Recipients are asked to provide proof of their residency, either with a valid driver’s license, state ID or utility bill with their current Grundy County address.

Every person in line will be asked to show this proof, even if they have been to a mobile food pantry in the past.

Please note this and all future mobile food pantries will be nonsmoking events. Smoking will not be allowed anywhere on the premises.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring a container to carry the items they will receive; plastic laundry baskets and wheeled carts work well for this purpose.

It is not necessary to let We Care of Grundy County know whenever you plan to attend the distributions, but if you have any questions, call the We Care office at 815-942-6389.

Upcoming mobile food pantry sponsors include Standard Bank and New Community Christian Church.

We Care is a local nonprofit agency that provides emergency assistance to Grundy County residents in the form of food, rent, utility and prescription assistance.

We Care is a United Way partner agency and is funded primarily by private donations.

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