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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — The Colfax Community Cares food pantry open once a month at the old nursing home building on High Street in Colfax will not be having further food distribution at this time.
“This was a decision of the directors of the food pantry,” said Rev. Craig Conklin, pastor at Colfax United Methodist and Tainter United Methodist.
“We are still operating the Support for Sunday backpack program and the Emergency Food Pantry,” Rev. Conklin said.
Colfax Community Cares was held once a month on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the former Area Nursing Home on High Street in Colfax.
Colfax Community Cares obtained food through the Feed My People food bank in Eau Claire.
Community Cares served between 45 and 60 families in need each month, accounting for over 100 individuals.
The program had been in place since June of 2015.
About half of the clients at Colfax Community Cares were senior citizens, and the other half were age 56 and younger and included both adults and children.
Pastor Conklin and Geri and Ernie Bates are the coordinators for the three food pantry programs in Colfax, although the food pantries are the result of a joint effort of all of the churches in the area.