Editorial: Support for pantries can’t be seasonal

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Over the past week, hundreds of Johnson County families received holiday food baskets from the Good Cheer Fund and individual churches initiatives. Hundreds of others were treated to a meal by a Franklin church.

Sadly, though, not every local family in need was helped. And even for many of those who were assisted, the food will run out all too quickly.

That situation is no surprise to operators of food pantries across the county. Despite an improving economy, they are seeing the number of clients rise to unprecedented levels.

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