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Community United Church of Christ member and project leader Christina Kaiser helps Rose Marie Dahl sign by her name to pick up a free box of commodity food. Submitted photo

St. Paul Park church's food program marks a year of helping low-income mothers, seniors

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South Washington County is home to a number of food programs and one of them is marking a year helping local residents.

Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul Park has served as a distribution site for a free food program for low-income elderly residents and young families since early 2011.


"It's gone really well," Community UCC Pastor Oby Ballinger said. "From our initial list we've built up to anywhere between 20 and 25 people a month."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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