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The Pantry

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of The Pantry, to thank all of the individuals, groups and businesses who helped make this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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    Pantry names Volunteers of the Year

    Charles Lemmons and Lloyd McManus were recently awarded The Pantry’s Volunteers of the Year for their service to the food bank sincee the mid-1990s.
     (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Barbara J. Smith of The Pantry writes to thank those who helped in January and to remind all of The Pantry’s big fundraiser – Empty Bowls – set for Thursday at O-U United Methodist Church. (February 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Two events planned to stock Pantry

        This Saturday you can donate canned goods at local grocery stores or spend $15 on Thursday to get a bowl, soup and water to help restock The Pantry that in turn helps feed over 100 families a month. (February 3, 2012, Page 3a)

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          Restaurant fundraiser to benefit food pantry

          Several local restaurants will come together Thursday to help raise funds for The Pantry, an emergency food bank, and help celebrate two years of the popular food blog, EatingOxford.com. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Powerhouse. Tickets are $10. (September 28, 2011, Page 3)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jean M. Shaw writes to thank those involved with the Ole Miss Ambassadors for helping with local charities, while Barbara J. Smith thanks local churches and Bost Farms for their assistance to The Pantry. (July 13, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Linda Sallis writes to congratulate and thank the Oxford Fire Department for its fundraising effort for tornado and storm victims as well as all else they do for the community, while June Rosentreter writes to recognize all of the local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops who helped gather items for The Pantry. (May 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                Empty Bowls fills hungry stomachs

                The eighth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

                Last year the event raised more than $15,000 for The Pantry — a nonprofit organization that began in 1982 to provide food on an emergency basis to eligible residents in Lafayette County and is staffed by volunteers. (February 8, 2011, Page 3A)

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                  Pantry says ‘thank you’ to top volunteer

                  Pantry volunteer Jim Stephens was awards the Volunteer of the Year by the Pantry’s Board of Directors for his six years of service to the Pantry. (January 18, 2011, Page 1)

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                    New service by The Pantry

                    The Pantry is teaming up with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to make it easier for people in need to get food by providing a place to sign up for food stamps.

                    From 10 a.m. to noon on each first and third Tuesday of the month, Pantry volunteers will help clients fill out the application for the state’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs — formerly known as food stamps. (January 4, 2011, Page 1)

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