Center Grove area church expanding food pantry to new building

A Center Grove area church is building a new, larger food pantry with plans to expand the number of days it helps residents in need.

SS. Francis and Clare Catholic Church opened a food pantry about two years ago, and the number of people the pantry has helped each month has more than tripled during that time. Some people visit to get help feeding their families after losing a job, while others may have a job but struggle to pay all of their bills on their income, outreach coordinator Dan Sall said.

When the church started the food pantry in 2012, they were helping about 28 families per month. Now, the pantry helps more than 100 families a month.

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