St. Vincent De Paul in Marquette off to early start unloading cans

Published: Dec. 4, 2019 at 11:48 AM EST
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St. Vincent de Paul in Marquette was just one of many unloading trucks full of cans Wednesday for TV6's Canathon. The process started at 9 a.m.

Four trucks picked up cans from all the places in Marquette, that St. Vincent had passed out Canathon posters to.

Before the truck load of cans came in, the Pantry Chairman says their pantry was nearly empty.

But with this restock, St. Vincent. De Paul in Marquette will be able to feed those in need until the summer.

"It's huge because these are people that are below the federal poverty guidelines. A lot of them work, but they don't make enough money to support their families and they need help so they can come to the pantry once a month to get food to supplement them,” said Pantry Chairman of Marquette District, Jacey Williams.

This Saturday, Northern Michigan University’s lacrosse team will help the pantry sort through these items to soon pass out to the community.

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