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Small Hands, Helping Hands

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wading in a sea of empty grocery bags, Summer Enrichment Program participants Hunter Jackson (left) and Kobe Davis begin to fill bags for the Non-Food Pantry Tuesday morning at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. A number of children and sponsors from the Enrichment Program helped out at the pantry, filling approximately 150 bags with toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent and laundry detergent. When needy families come to the pantry between 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, they will get these four staples along with their choice of a number of other household items. During the school year, DePauw students help out with the pantry, but a number of other groups also help, including 4-H, Girl Scouts and the FFA. "The parishioners do the lion's share of the work, but these groups always help us out," Martha Rainbolt of the pantry said. In order to be eligible to take part in the program, Putnam County residents should bring their food stamp card and proof of county residence.

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