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Ruby’s Pantry of Austin distributes 400 bundles of donated food and other items during latest distribution day at Mower County Fairgrounds

Ruby’s Pantry Austin distributed 400 bundles of donated food and other items at their Thursday May 21st pantry held at the Mower County Fairgrounds.  Organizers stated that with the assistance of the Mower County Sheriff Department and Emergency Management Office the large number of vehicles that came to the distribution were handled smoothly with no issues allowing the process to go quickly and safely.
Volunteers began arriving at 11:30 to begin setup and start putting together the 900 boxes donated by International Paper.  Bob Rosel, Ruby’s Pantry Media Coordinator in Austin stated that after the semi truck was unloaded and the food was unpacked, volunteers were able to begin the distribution a bit early.  Rosel stated that cars flowed thru the fairgrounds in a steady stream and everyone was served who came to this pantry unlike in April when some vehicles were turned away due to the supply of food running out.  Rosel added that help was also provided by Thompson Sanitation with recycling and garbage control.
He stated that it is yet to be determined where the next Ruby’s Pantry will be located, but Rosel indicated  that if the current situation continues, organizers expect it to be held at the fairgrounds again.  Ruby’s distributions are always the third Thursday of each month.  In June, that is the 18th.   Rosel added that for the latest updates, you can check the Ruby’s Pantry of Austins’ Facebook page.

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