New mobile food pantry opens in Decorah

Posted: September 19, 2012
New mobile food pantry opens in Decorah

The demand for emergency food assistance in Decorah has gotten so great that a mobile food pantry opened Tuesday at the Congregational United Church of Christ.

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank will operate the mobile food pantry on the third Tuesday of every month, using volunteer help from the church.

Community Programs Coordinator Roger Wilson says existing food pantries in Decorah have been "overwhelmed" recently, so the mobile food bank was added--the 10th such operation in the 16-county area served by Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

Tuesday evening's food pantry session brought a good turnout.  Said Wilson, "The need is out there."

Source:, Sep 18, 2012.

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