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  • Fire district participating in food drive

  • This month firefighters are not only fighting fires, but they are also taking a stand against hunger.
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  • This month firefighters are not only fighting fires, but they are also taking a stand against hunger. 
    “I was watching the news and I saw a story saying food pantries have an increased need this year over last year.  I felt it was time we helped to make a difference in the local community,” Fire Inspector Jamie Holden said.  “Some food banks have seen a decrease in donations, but an increase in need.  We wanted to help fill that void.”
    Helping the community is something firefighters are already known for, so it only seemed natural to help the food pantries, Holden said.  Holden is coordinating the drive and all donations will benefit the lake area while helping to reduce hunger in the area.
    Non-perishable food items can be left at Mid County Fire Protection District Headquarters at 184 N. Business Route 5 in Camdenton during business hours.  If you would like to drop off items after 5 p.m. or on weekends, food can be dropped off at the front door.  The food drive will continue through the end of December.
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