Five Ridgewood food pantries get a boost

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Five food pantries at Ridgewood churches received funding this past budget cycle.

Councilman Bob Holden’s office announced that 10 sites throughout his district will get a slice of the $95,595 allocation for food pantries.

Among those are The Legacy Center Community Development Corp., St. Matthias Church Food Pantry, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Mary & St. Antonios Coptic Orthodox Church, and the Hungry Monk Rescue Truck.

John Sendlein, treasurer for Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, said their pantry provides food to people in need regardless of religion.

“Our only source of food is the food left at church, so this grant would allow us to provide more than just one or two bags of food per month to our clients,” he said.

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