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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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