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Pinellas Democratic Party donates $1,000 to St. Petersburg Free Clinic

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Members of the Pinellas County Democratic executive committee voted unanimously Monday to donate $1,000 to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for its food bank. “It’s Thanksgiving time. Some people in our community are hurting,” executive committee chair Susan McGrath said. “It’s the right thing to do.” The decision to donate came after a SaintPetersBlog.com story about the plight of the food pantry run by the Free Clinic. Donations have been low and the need is high, leaving the bank, which fed…

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The cupboard is almost bare at St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s food pantry

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These days, when someone comes to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic looking for food, it’s not certain that they’ll get anything. The food pantry, which fed about 4,000 people last month, has bare shelves and is struggling to get staples – things like peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned soup, beans and pasta. “We tend to hit these slumps [in giving],” said Beth Houghton, the Free Clinic’s executive director. “This is one of the worst I’ve ever seen.” The slow-down in…

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