Food Pantry Truck Stolen From Local Philanthropists

The food pantry recently purchased the truck in an effort to meet the increasing food needs of the community.

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    A food pantry truck was stolen after owners recently purchased to truck to met the increasing food needs of the community.

    A local food pantry scheduled to make a big delivery Wednesday no longer has its new food truck to transport it.
    Mother Jones Food Pantry purchased the truck just 10 days before it was stolen Friday from the parking lot in the 700 block of West 120th Street, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
    Pastor Virgil Jones told the Sun-Times he discovered the truck missing after he returned from a delivery using his personal vehicle. He said the 16-foot box truck was stolen at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.
     

    Mother Jones Food Pantry feeds an average of 2,000 people each month, Pastor Jones told the publication. The pantry has provided food to those in need for the past four years. 
    There was no food in the truck when it was stolen. The vehicle was purchased to pick up food and distribute it to those in need.

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