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Food pantries just now seeing impact of winter storms

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Local food pantries are now seeing an even higher demand as the snow melts.  The Salvation Army in Quincy says it's seen a big rush this week and is struggling to keep up.  

Drivers have had a tough time getting food in with the weather and Salvation Army Regional Manager Elizabeth Flynn says they're trying to help as many people as possible, but it hasn't been easy with the timing of recent snow storms.

"People on a fixed income have a hard time making the money last or stretch, so the end of the month of any month is typically very busy for us," Flynn said. 

Flynn says she's had about 100 people come in every day this week for assistance.



 

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