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State Rep Works to Fill Food Pantry

State Rep. Doreen Costa is organizing an event to restock the North Kingstown Food Pantry's shelves.

The North Kingstown Food Pantry began this summer in the worst way possible – with completely bare and empty shelves, having to turn away needy families for the first time ever. Though the community mobilized in getting the word out and soliciting donations, the growing need for the food pantry is putting a strain on its shelves and help is still needed.

After seeing the empty cupboards at the pantry, State Rep. Doreen Costa (R - North Kingstown, Exeter) has organized a food drive on July 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at in North Kingstown.

"Even though North Kingstown is known as an affluent community, we still have people in need and we have to help them too." said Costa.

Those looking to donate are encouraged to drop of non-perishable food items and gift certificates to grocery stores to help the pantry restock.

Located in the backroom of the North Kingstown United Methodist Church, the food pantry typically supplies people with a week's worth of groceries. As supplies are depleting, the pantry has only been able to provide a few days worth of food.

NK Parent July 15, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Tedy B must be so proud.
TedyB'smom July 15, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Not sure what you mean by that NK Parent. Just being upfront, honest, and to the point here. What has the Representative been the primary sponsor of that was passed to benefit ALL of us the past two (2) years. Real simple request here.
Paul Marshall July 18, 2012 at 01:06 PM
@Mom: Please allow me to educate you on how it works @ statehouse. When a non-democRAT files a bill it get's "held for further study"...which is code for committeemen to investigate and/or kill the bill. The very last thing the democRATS want to do is give the "enemy" any credit. It's pathetic. True. Adding to the acrimony sponsored by the democRAT majority. ... Wonder why the state is DYING?? But, you already know this, so why the subterfuge? Study your civics.
Watcher July 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Too bad she doesn't do anything worthwhile at the statehouse. Not one single bill passed in two years. And have you ever heard her speak? The vocabulary of a 13 year old. I will not vote for that dunce again. Fool me once...
Watcher July 18, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Hey look! It's Steven DeNuccio, Doreen's racist, lunatic campaign manager!

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