- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - The Bethel Food Pantry has been having difficulty getting enough food to open.

The food pantry, run by the Bethel Lion’s Club, usually opens in August or September but isn’t slated to open this year until November.

Carol Ann Willard is president of the local Lion’s Club. She says there’s less help from the government at a time when more people need food.

Willard tells KYUK (https://bit.ly/ZStMe2 ) that as help from the Food Bank of Alaska has decreased, the food pantry has sought more help locally.

Last year, the Bethel branch of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union donated several thousand dollars so the pantry could buy food and plans to donate again this year. The pantry has also reached out to grocery stores, and food drives are underway.

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Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org


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