Islamic Mosque & Religious Institute houses new food pantry, opens today

Sponsored and stocked by members of the Islamic Mosque and Religious Institute,  East Paris Community Food Pantry, 3357 East Paris Ave., Kentwood,  celebrates its grand opening today, June 28. The pantry also receives food supplies from other individuals in the community.

A volunteer receptionist on each shift welcomes each client and records their visit.   Other volunteers pack food boxes and fill sacks with perishables such as bread, meat, rice and juice)

The pantry serves clients within the 49512 zip code, from  36Th street south through Kentwood and west to Dutton. The amount of food given to each client is determined by family size.

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