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DEMAND IS THROUGH THE ROOF at the Becker County Food Pantry, and donations have not been keeping up with the need. March is a good time to donate cash or food because both qualify for matching funds from two sources.

Hunger in the land of plenty: need grows deeper for Becker County Food Pantry

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The number of people using the Becker County Food Pantry has more than quadrupled over the past 11 years, and the amount of food given out has more than tripled.

Last year, the pantry distributed 216 tons of food to more than 13,000 people.

And that was after cutting the amount of food it distributes from 41 pounds per person per month to 33 pounds per person per month.

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