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Washingtonville pantry receives large shipment in time for the holidays

Owner and operator of the Lords Blessing Food Pantry Charlie Powell moves cases of food inside the food pantry Wednesday. Cases were filled with peanut butter, ramen noodles and various canned goods. (Salem News photo by Danielle Garner)

WASHINGTONVILLE — The Lord’s Blessing Food Pantry received a monthly shipment of 4,676 pounds of food Wednesday morning.

Food bank owner and operator Charlie Powell along with administrator Debbie Powell normally pick up smaller shipments by traveling to Second Harvest Food Bank themselves. However, Wednesdays shipment was large.

Volunteers Shirley Flory of Lisbon and Wendy Madison of Salem came to help unload boxes of food. Flory works helping the elderly and emphasizes the value in having local food pantries.

Volunteers help unload the food faster and provide an essential service to those in need.

“It shows their willingness to help us. It shows their character. It’s about all caring and it takes a village,” Charlie Powell commented.

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