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Food pantry needs donations for bigger space

WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

AWood County food pantry is in desperate need of help and space.

Oneof the biggest problems at the BG Christian Food Pantry is the lack of space.The entire building is no bigger than a 1-bedroom apartment, and only twopeople can shop at a time.

Thepantry serves nearly 300 people a month. Last month, 108 of them were children.Every day, people line up, waiting hours sometimes to get their chance to shopfor groceries they need.

Inaddition to the small space, three steps in the building present a bigchallenge for disabled visitors.

"Handicappeople have a real hard time, and we hate it," said Shirley Woessner, directorof the pantry. "We're looking for another place. We'd like to get something onone floor."

Woessnersays they've lasted 10 years in the cramped basement, but she's not sure howmuch longer it will fit their growing needs.

Forinformation on how to donate, call Woessner at 419-353-5174.

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