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Food pantry needs strong harvest again

The battle against hunger is one that essentially never ends. During these difficult economic times, more and more people are in need of assistance, with government programs only being able to do so much.

That is why community organizations like the Ironton First United Methodist Church food pantry are so important.

This organization — and those like it — continues to help those in need and is once again seeking community support.

Last year, individuals, other churches, businesses and civic organizations came together to strengthen First United Methodist’s pantry, allowing it to make it through 2011 without seeking additional support.

Now the time has come to seek a helping hand again. Called Harvest for the Hungry Sunday, the church will host a fundraising campaign at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the church to celebrate the harvest and gather supplies for those in need.

Funds and pledges for the support of the pantry will be accepted that morning, but the church is accepting funds now and throughout the fall at 101 N. 5th St, Ironton. For more information about the harvest contact 740-532-1196 or church@ironton1umc.org.

If you don’t want to help this organization, find another like it across the county that is on the frontlines to feed those in need and fight the battle against hunger.

This may be a war that will not ever go away, but the most important part is that we never stop fighting.