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Local food pantry struggles to keep up with increasing demand

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The Madonna House Food Pantry has seen an increase in clients. The Madonna House Food Pantry has seen an increase in clients.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Officials with Madonna House said on Monday that food insecurity is a growing problem, and it's only getting worse.

Executive Director Joanne Dedert said during the summer the pantry serves around 1,200 people a month, and with school being out, that only increases.

Dedert said on Monday that the pantry is simply trying to keep up with the demands.

"We have seen the numbers continually climb." Dedert said. "We keep going, where's it going to stop? But again, people are very hungry, and we can see a lot of repeats, but again we get a lot of new faces too."

If you would like to donate to the food pantry, or are dealing with food insecurity, you can either visit the pantry at 601 State Street in Quincy, or go to the pantry's website for more information.

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