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      Project Hope feeds families in need

      Project HOPE hosted a food distribution Wednesday for families to get food and toiletry items from their food pantry, which is rented out to them at no cost in the basement of the old Denton Township Hall in Prudenville.

      Help our people eat.

      This is what the HOPE is for Project HOPE. They are a small organization with a big heart for serving the Roscommon County community.

      They hosted a food distribution Wednesday for families to get food and toiletry items from their food pantry, which is rented out to them at no cost in the basement of the old Denton Township Hall in Prudenville.

      ??Any little bit that we can help, especially the fresh things,?? Liwanda North, Project HOPE Food Bank Co-Director, said. ??Today we had cabbage, sweet corn; we had two different kinds of peppers, avocados, all sorts of really good things that are expensive at the stores.??

      Liwanda North knows about what it??s like when a relative loses a job and resources are tight. She used to come to Project HOPE for food. Now, she co-directs it.

      ??It's just been wonderful for our families in this area,?? North said. ??Per capita, we??re one of the poorest counties in the state of Michigan.??

      A lot of their food is donated from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which provides six meals for every dollar.

      The Home Depot also pitched in and recently re-modeled the food pantry basement. They installed various shelves to keep all the food and toiletry items organized.

      Project HOPE will be hosting two more food distributions in the near future. They will be September 3 and 17.

      They are always looking for volunteers and seeking out food donations, along with monetary donations.

      You can find out more about Project HOPE and how to help here .