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Food pantry finds new home in Elmwood

After two-and-a-half years, the Elmwood Food Pantry is no longer mobile, being prepared to move into the Glen-Dor Professional Building on Elmwood's main street last week. Attending a preview event Friday were, from left to right: Pat Nohelty and Ardeth Claflin of the Elmwood Food Pantry, Sarah Johnson of the Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County, Dorothy and Glenn Nelson, building owners, and Steve Smith and Trygve Aarsheim of the Pierce County Food Pantry. -- Photo by Bill Kirk

ELMWOOD--First, there was comfort food, and now the Elmwood Food Pantry has found a place where the goods it provides to those in need can be dispensed in comfort.

The Glen-Dor Professional Building at 108 S. Main St. in Elmwood will be the local food pantry's new home, beginning in December. Glenn and Dorothy Nelson, life-long Elmwood residents, are donating the use of part of the building for the pantry's purposes.

"We've had people interested in renting the space, but thought why not help out the community in this way?" Glenn Nelson said Friday about the couple's donation. "Maybe this will bring more traffic into town, too," he added.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Nov. 3.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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