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MASON CITY, Iowa – More families in need, but fortunately, more people are stepping up to help.
That’s the finding of the Community Kitchen in Mason City, which saw an increase in several categories this summer – including the number of volunteers.
But the number of families needing to eat at Community Kitchen went up.
Since June more than 100 children had visited the facility along with more than 900 adults.
Amanda Ragan, Director of Community Kitchen, says it’s a worry to see the number of families increasing.
“The end of the month we just saw huge numbers this year and it was families from what I saw more this year and all the years that I’ve seen families coming in,” said Ragan.
Ragan says she expects the number of kids stopping in to eat will go down now that school has started.