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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kansas City National Guard armory now has a food pantry

Soldier’s Wife Takes on Mission to Help Feed Kansas City Troops
DODLive
Posted on February 22, 2013
by kfinley
Story by Jennifer Archdekin
Missouri National Gaurd

Thanks to volunteers at the Kansas City National Guard armory, military service members now have an additional resource available to them when it comes to feeding their families.

Recently an on-site food pantry opened its doors to local Guardsmen, as well as all active military personnel and veterans, regardless of their branch of service.

The Family Readiness Group leader for the 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Tracy Belt, manages the pantry.

“There was a need,” said Belt. “We just needed to have it for people to take advantage of it.”

According to Belt, the Harvesters-sponsored food pantry was able to move in 1,600 pounds of food to their shelves in January. She said they don’t require any financial information, just a few basic questions, and will serve the troops regardless of their income.
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