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Published November 15, 2013, 07:51 PM

New food pantry coming to Devils Lake

A community wide effort is resulting in a new food pantry coming to Devils Lake. Construction is underway at the new Hope Center, with the goal that it will offer much more than food to those in need in the Lake Region. Hope sprang for the the Hope Center back in April, and since then, numerous local groups are backing the cause.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

A community wide effort is resulting in a new food pantry coming to Devils Lake. Construction is underway at the new Hope Center, with the goal that it will offer much more than food to those in need in the Lake Region. Hope sprang for the the Hope Center back in April, and since then, numerous local groups are backing the cause.

Workers are busy renovating the old Eagles lounge in Devils Lake to be the new Center. Numerous churches, along with businesses and individuals are backing the project. The pantry is expected to open December 1st.

They've already collected boxes of food from donation drives spearheaded by Leevers Foods and Central Middle School. Board Member Molly Johnson says the plan is to open a food pantry first, and then branch out to offer more for the community.

Molly Johnson of The Hope Center said, "We're hoping the near future we're looking at a soup kitchen and then a homeless shelter and just many visions down the road."

The Hope Center still need a lot of work done before it opens and they're looking for help, for more information click here.

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