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More than 43K meals distributed this year

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 12:12 AM

HUNTINGTON -- In the first six months of 2013, the Huntington Area Food Bank has distributed more than 2.51 million pounds of food in their 17-county service area, an increase of 51,980 more pounds, or 43,300 more meals, than during the same time period in 2012.

The food bank has also distributed nearly 300,000 pounds of fresh produce.

"The additional meals going out to hungry people in our community makes a big impact in people's everyday lives," Executive Director Tiffany Tatum said in a release. "Our team is working to serve those most in need at the same time the need is growing."

The next event to benefit the food bank is Pack the BackPack night on Thursday, July 25, at the Summer Concert Series at Pullman Square. Those in attendance are asked to bring food and school supplies for children to be given out as part of the backpack program. Recommended items include pop-top ravioli or nutritious soups, assorted flavor instant oatmeal, single-serving macaroni and cheese, single-serving fruit and vegetable cups, single-serving cereal or shelf-stable entrees.

For a complete list, visit www.hafb.org.

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