County offers aid to food banks

Food banks will get $500 boosts from Allen County. Commissioners noted the added strain the pantries are under amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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April 15, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The Allen County Community Pantry is among the food banks that will receive donations from the county. Register file photo

Tuesday, Allen County commissioners voted to give $500 to three area food banks and left the door open for donating to other banks/pantries as well.

“The food pantries have been hit fairly hard, and a lot of people are using the pantry given the situation we’re in,” said commissioner Jerry Daniels.

Indeed, food banks across the country have seen a dramatic increase in people using the service, due to unemployment and other factors brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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