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Food Pantry Receives Record Donation, More Needed

Inflation has hit poor rural communities especially hard. Fortunately, members of the community have stepped up to help.Grace Lutheran Church of Fairbury donated the equivalent of 10,069 pounds. This includes both monetary and food donations.“What our church usually gives is around 2,500 to 3,000 pounds,” said Charles Endorf, which is a record for the church.Ryan Bailey, Family and Community Services Director for Blue Valley Community Action, told FJN, “It was amazing. Total with all the churches we got about 13,000 pounds. It was so needed. The pantry was low. With the rising costs of food and just living in general, people are just not abl...

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