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Food pantry seeks donations as holidays near

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 14, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG

The St. Vincent de Paul cupboards are empty, and with holidays just around the corner, the center needs peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, all kinds of pasta and pasta box dinners, cereal, dry milk, instant mashed potatoes, rice, and snack foods. Donations can be dropped off at the Food Center, 401 15th St. N, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For more information, call 823-2516.

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[Last modified October 14, 2007, 01:57:49]


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