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Food pantry moving

Matt Westerhold • Jun 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM

After being located at the Knights of Columbus Hall for the past eight years, the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry moves to 301 W. 2nd St. and opens at the new location June 28. The new location is adjacent to the Portage Resale Center.

Ann Heckerd, St. Vincent DePaul president, said the move will help the organization better serve clients.

St. Vincent DePaul has operated a food pantry in Port Clinton since 1984. It was started in a garage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and later moved to the basement of the church’s school. In 2006, needing more space, the pantry moved the Knights of Columbus eight years ago. 

The food pantry provides food for 150 to 175 families and seniors each month.

It relies on various churches, organizations, individuals and businesses for donations.

“The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus and FirstEnergy have been especially generous.” said Heckerd.

Food is either purchased from or donated by the Northwest Ohio Food Bank, Seagate, Aldi and Krogers.

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