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Volunteers needed for Mobile Food Pantry in Baraga

September 18, 2017

Volunteers are still needed to help at the Mobile Food Pantry to be hosted in Baraga on Wednesday, September 27. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and is being hosted by Finlandia University Campus Ministry, Feeding America West Michigan, Western U.P. Food Bank and Baraga Area Schools in the parking lot of Baraga High School.

“We’ll need dozens of volunteers starting early Wednesday afternoon,” said Rev. Soren Schmidt, Campus Pastor at FinnU. “The response to this point has been incredible with people coming out of the woodwork looking to lend a helping hand, and I expect that level of support and enthusiasm for helping one another continues right through the event.”

The Mobile Pantry will contain a variety of foods, including fresh produce. Clients will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive food; however, they will be required to provide basic contact information and affirm that they are in need of food. They are encouraged to bring their own boxes and carts.

To volunteer, contact Rev. Soren Schmidt.