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Food bank partners with Armory; Free food this Friday

December 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — This Friday any Northern Indiana resident in need of food can get it at the National Guard Armory in Plymouth.
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is holding their December mobile food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon at the Armory.
"We were looking for indoor locations (for the pantry) and that site is an awesome location for it," said Amanda Peterson of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. "It's an open space, and it's warm in there. People won't have to wait outside in the cold or in their cars."
Peterson said that the type of food that will be available might vary, but will include produce, a bread item, and some kind of snack.
"People will get to choose what they would like," said Peterson.
Those interested in picking up food should bring a valid photo ID and bags or boxes to carry items home. The mobile pantry is first come, first served and no appointment or proof of need is necessary.
Peterson said that she expects the event to go smoothly with the help of several National Guard volunteers.
"This gives the National Guard an opportunity to help out in the community, so we like to partner with them," said Peterson.
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana holds a mobile food pantry once a month at different locations. With questions, call 574-232-9986.
The National Guard Armory is located at 1220 W. Madison Street in Plymouth.

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