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World Food Day observed in Green Bay

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Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt reads a proclamation recognizing World Food Day at Paul's Pantry on Tuesday October 16, 2012.
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt reads a proclamation recognizing World Food Day at Paul's Pantry on Tuesday October 16, 2012.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The 32nd World Food Day was observed Tuesday in Green Bay. 

Mayor Jim Schmitt read a proclamation at Paul's Pantry, highlighting the significance of the work to alleviate hunger both here in northeast Wisconsin and around the world.

"We're a community that steps up when the need is there," says Schmitt. "And no better example of that in the greater Green Bay area than Paul's Pantry."

“We're seeing 170 households each day, five days a week, which is a record amount of households,” says Craig Robbins, Paul’s Pantry director.

Many shelves are bare, which shows the struggle the pantry has in keeping up with demand.

“We need cereal, we need tuna fish, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, canned soups, canned vegetables and fruits,” said Robbins.

Robbins adds that any donation of food, money or time can make all the difference.

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