Charles City food pantry shelves are bare

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Messiah Food Pantry is Charles City is bare.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/19jd1fC) that dozens of people and families have been turned away this week from the food bank run by the Jordan River church.

Debra Lincoln, the church’s pastor, says the pantry ran out of food last week. She says the next delivery from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo won’t arrive until Friday.

Lincoln says the pantry serves 800 to 900 people each month, but the numbers have been steadily increasing. Meanwhile, donations have slowed, she says, as they usually do in the summer.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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