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Hundreds help collect canned goods in the Horn of Plenty citywide food drive in Pittsburg and Frontenac.

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Hundreds of volunteers in Southeast Kansas help feed the hungry by collecting canned goods from neighborhoods in Frontenac and Pittsburg during the "Horn of Plenty" citywide food drive. 

The food will be distributed to needy families that come to the Wesley house.  The director of the pantry says it is hard to keep shelves stocked because more and more people seek their services everyday. 

Organizers of the drive say getting the community involved raises awareness that there is a need.  Kevin Arensman, Horn of Plenty director, says, " In comparison to those places in Africa and Central America where people are really desperate,  we are pretty well blessed in this community.  So if everyone can give one food item just help a little bit or take an hour and walk in their neighborhood it makes a huge difference." 

The director of the Wesley House estimates more than six thousand items of food were donated.  She hopes that will last them through January.

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