Lewis County Food Pantry seeing lower number of clients due to cold

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An area food pantry is concerned for its clients after seeing a drop in attendance.

Staff at the Lewis County Food Pantry have said that the extreme cold temperatures have severely reduced the number of people showing up each day.

They said for many of those clients, the food they get at the pantry is what they rely on to survive.

The pantry wants people to know there are many ways to be sure they get their food

“If they can’t come in, all they have to do is call and try to make an appointment or if somebody can bring them in, or if they call and say they can’t come in and somebody’s going to pick it up for them, we can do that, too,” said pantry director Charlene Sprouse.

Sprouse said even without the extreme cold this week, fewer people tend to brave the colder weather for food than they do in the summer months.

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