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By Marc Lutz 

Food pantry prepares to distribute holiday food boxes


November 10, 2021

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Lt. Jon Tollerud inspects the food storage area of The Salvation Army's food pantry last Thursday. The organization is getting ready to distribute holiday meal boxes in addition to the weekly food bags it hands out.

Lt. Jon Tollerud and his wife, Rosie, along with a handful of volunteers have begun preparations for The Salvation Army's Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes and toy drive programs.

Depending on the time of year, the Salvation Army's food pantry serves more than 10% of Wrangell's population, Tollerud said. Food insecurities aren't necessarily any worse during the holiday season, he said, but the effort of the food pantry changes as needed to help those in need.

Along with the food bags that are given out each week, there will be a Thanksgiving meal box distribution day and one for Christmas...

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