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A simple opportunity to help the less fortunate of DeWitt County will take place this weekend.

DOVE Inc of DeWitt County will be holding their "Pack the Pantry" this weekend. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday. Volunteer Coordinator of DeWitt County, Sylvia Comfort says with the economy in the state it is in, their food pantry is literally empty.

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The pantry is seeking canned food items. Comfort says while they would love to accept fresh food, the pantry simply does not have enough room. She also notes boxed dinners, boxed mixes, and sauces are accepted.

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Other types of items will be accepted as well throughout the day. Comfort explains the pantry tries to provide personal hygiene items as well as baby supplies, such as formula and diapers.

They will also accept gift cards. Comfort says gift cards come in handy when supplies get low, they can use the gift cards to restock.

The Pack the Pantry takes places this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be in the Save-A-Lot parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday in the IGA parking lot from 11 am to 3 pm. DOVE volunteers will be at the site and will have lists of what they are looking for.

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