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Economic downturn hits Rim Country families hard

Food bank cupboard nearly bare

The cupboards are empty. A stockpile of funds has dried up. The food bank is broke. St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank officials say they have less than $200 in the bank and are having to turn people away who desperately need money to help pay their bills. Lynn Canning, Society of St. Vincent de Paul vice president, said this is the first time in four years the food bank’s funds have dipped so low.

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