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LOC of Knoxville: Keeping the needy fed during the pandemic

The emergency assistance program of the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville was featured in an article on the East Tennessee Catholic website.

In May, more than 3,100 people were served in the food pantry’s drive-through line. This was 36 percent higher than May 2019. The average number of clients before COVID-19 was approximately 600 per week, or 31,000 individuals in 2019.

“The volunteers are critical to the success of the emergency-assistance program and the thrift-store operation,” said Ladies of Charity of Knoxville executive director Susan Unbehaun.

Source: etcatholic.org

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