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Food Pantry helps feed the needy
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Pat Zornow and Nancy Palamara sort food. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
The Food Pantry on East Broad in Smithville fed 20,484 people in 2013. That equals 6461 families, 7551 children (37 percent of the total for the month), 4306 senior citizens (21 percent of the month’s total), in addition to that they operated two mobile pantries, which served an additional 2854 people, or 794 families, and the numbers keep growing. More than 500 people were assisted in the month of January."Three years ago we fed about 12,000 people all year,” said volunteer Pat Zornow.