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Written by Jeff Wood   
Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

The city of Cottonwood has a new food bank.

Darrell Dierks, a Cottonwood Christian Assembly member, helps a patron of the church’s food pantry select items April 9. The newly opened food pantry adds to other outreach the church provides, including a weekly hot meal at Riverfront Park every Friday.Located at the Cottonwood Christian Assembly on Mingus Avenue, the food bank opened its doors to the community for the first time April 10 at 11 a.m., with a mission to help feed low-income residents.

The Rising Hope Food Pantry offers residents shelves of canned and dry goods, freezers full of meats and tables of produce and bread at no charge, and will be open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cottonwood Christian Assembly members Darrell and Pat Dierks led the effort to open the food bank, which is located in the church’s gymnasium, just behind the main church building.

Judging by the number of residents served on its first day, the food pantry appears to be a great success already.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 18, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.