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Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.
It also houses the homeless.
Bread of Life Pantry at Greenville Community Church considers it an emergency every time anyone is in need of food or shelter.
“We provide emergency food and shelter,” said Kim Cain, the executive director of Have Mercy, which oversees the pantry. “Anybody who goes to a food pantry is in need of emergency assistance.”
The sign hanging outside Barrie’s House at the Settlement Lutheran Church says it all: “I was hungry and you gave me food; I had no clothes and you gave me something to wear.”
That is what the food pantry and clothing distribution center aim to do every time anyone comes to its door and has a need.
When it comes to writing poetry, Brian Moilanen, 43, is compelled. “Writing is like a therapy for me,” he said. “It’s like a release for the soul. Poetry helps me vent frustration and sadness on paper.”
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The Belding Food Pantry of the past is but a shadow of the organization as it stands today.
The face of the pantry has changed dramatically since last spring, mostly due to the efforts spearheaded by Belding resident Julie Rodts.
Helping Hands is in its 24th year of operation, finishing up its first year in a new location, and the Howard City food pantry — and the demand for it — show no signs of slowing down.
The food pantry relocated a year ago from a small building in downtown Howard City to a new, 32,000-square-foot building at 1105 S. Ensley St. just south of town.
When looking at the importance of a local food pantry, one of the biggest indicators of relevance can be found right at the doorstep.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastoral Director Nancy Woodcock says it’s not irregular to see a new face each Tuesday morning when the Carson City Area Food Pantry opens its doors to provide food and monetary goods.
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