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The Pantry

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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                Pantry in need

                The Pantry, an emergency food bank in Oxford, is feeling the effects of economy and is needing the community’s help to keep up with the growing demand of serving needy families in Oxford. The Pantry has had to cut back on how much food, and the types of food, it is giving to the needy.

                Food donations may be brought to The Pantry on Tuesday after 8 a.m. or Call Gene Hartley at 234-2773 for special arrangements. Monetary donations may be mailed to: The Pantry, P.O. Box 588, Oxford MS 38655. (December 14, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Local doctor, clinic give back to the community

                  Dr. R. Walker Byars and his staff at the Oxford Surgical and Bariatric Clinic are doing more this holiday season than taking care of the health care needs of their patients; they’re also taking care of the needs of The Pantry. (November 12, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Kevin W. Frye writes to question the interpretation of the local leash law in regard to dogs at Lamar Park and to suggest a dog part as an alternative, while Barbara J. Smith thanks volunteers and donors for The Pantry and asks for help with the upcoming holiday season. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)

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