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Ruby’s Pantry cost increase reflects higher shipping costs

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To offset transportation and food storage prices that have grown over the year, Ruby’s Pantry shares will now be $20 each.

The $5 per share increase affects both Superior distribution sites.

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Ruby’s Pantry is an outreach program of the nonprofit Home and Away Ministries Inc. in Pine City, Minn. It supplies food to 39 sites in communities throughout northern Wisconsin and Minnesota including Duluth and Superior. It offers a hand up, not a hand out.

There are no eligibility requirements to receive a share of food.

Each $20 share provides more than $80 worth of food. The food itself is reclaimed from businesses in the Twin Cities and shipped to Superior and other sites.

Superior distributions take place the second Monday of each month at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St. and the third Thursday of every month at Christ Lutheran Church, 320 N. 28th St. Registration at both sites begins at 4:30 p.m. with distribution starting at 5 p.m. Distributions this month take place on Monday at Zion Lutheran Church and March 20 at Christ Lutheran Church.

For more information, check out the Ruby’s Pantry-Superior, WI Facebook page.

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