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Chester food pantry does brisk business in December

  • From left, volunteers Bob Decker, Steve Simpson and Justin Massey prepare to distribute food to clients at the December Mobile Market.

    From left, volunteers Bob Decker, Steve Simpson and Justin Massey prepare to distribute food to clients at the December Mobile Market.
    Jim Beers photo

  • Taylor Dunning, left, and her mother Rhonda, help out with the December Mobile Market. Taylor is a student at Webster University in St. Louis where she runs track and cross country and is in pursuit of a medical degree.  On a regular basis the CACFP has 20 or more volunteers to help with the monthly mobile market food distributions.

    Taylor Dunning, left, and her mother Rhonda, help out with the December Mobile Market. Taylor is a student at Webster University in St. Louis where she runs track and cross country and is in pursuit of a medical degree.  On a regular basis the CACFP has 20 or more volunteers to help with the monthly mobile market food distributions.
    Jim Beers photo

 
Herald Tribune staff report
updated: 1/4/2019 10:28 AM

About 100 vouchers for food were filled by the Chester Area Christian Food Pantry at its December Mobile Market, held Dec. 26 at the Cohen Sports Complex in Chester.

Another eight non-vouchered clients were served at the end of the event.

Fresh vegetables were in great demand.

The Chester Area Christian Food Pantry is open Mondays and Wednesdays each week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Koeneman Acres in Chester.

Mobile Markets and Food fairs take place at the Cohen Complex at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month.

The Chester Food Pantry accepts cash and food donations on a regular basis and also gets donations from the St. Louis Area Food Bank.