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Food pantry needs stocking

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Christmas Cheer All Year emergency food pantry is participating in the eighth annual Feinstein Challenge during April.

The Feinstein Foundation in Rhode Island offers matching funds to qualified nonprofit food pantries across the nation for cash or food donations collected this month at $1 per item.

The local food pantry helps feed an average of 430 families, just over 1,100 individuals, every month. Some food is donated, but much must be purchased. Despite excellent discounts it takes a lot of cash to purchase food to meet that need.

Christmas Cheer is at 2085 Eloise Ave., and accepts donation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Mailing address is P.O. Box 649, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96156.

Bring in your check or extra food during April and your contribution will be twice as good.