Detroit church food pantry and soup kitchen struggles to meet needs of community in tough times

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - The All Saints Parish food pantry and soup kitchen is struggling to meet the growing need of its community during difficult times.

6,600 families have visited the food pantry in the past year, according to Denise Balogh, director of the outreach effort at the Catholic church in southwest Detroit.  Over 17,000 people have been received lunch, which is now served three times a week.

Last month, the shelves in the food pantry were bare after additional families signed up for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.  Gleaners Food Bank provided some food free of charge to help the pantry re-stock.  Other individuals stepped forward as well.

The church has been providing food to the community since 1905 and the outreach effort is needed now more than ever, according to Balogh.

All Saints welcomes volunteers and accepts cash donations that will be used to purchase food.   To donate, you can call: (313) 841-1428 (extension 5).

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