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Gayle Akers arrived at the food shelf this week to seek assistance. "We ran out of food," she explained, commending the variety. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Food shelf sees more people who need help

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The Hubbard County Food Shelf is once again experiencing banner business, economic doldrums fueling an increase in usage.

"We're seeing more seniors and larger families," said food shelf director Dave Long.

Last year, the food shelf distributed 20 percent more goods than in 2007, with 106 tons of food and basic necessities shared with people in need.

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