Food insecurity hits Valley

Ministerial food pantry sees increase in local food needs

Food insecurity has become a very real problem in the upper North Platte Valley. The Saratoga  Food Pantry, a ministry of the Platte Valley Ministerial Association, provides food for  individuals and families in need.  

Wanda Snell, Food Pantry Chair, said, “The Food Pantry served 124 individuals and families in  2020 and 130 families and individuals in 2021. Between January 1st and February 11th this year, we have served 43 individuals and families.”

“Since September, we have seen a steady increase in the number of families who have needed food for their families,” said The R...


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