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Published October 24, 2011, 11:37 PM

Moorhead City Council to grant emergency food pantry $50,000

MOORHEAD – The City Council decided to grant the F-M Emergency Food Pantry $50,000 in Community Block Grant funds.

By: Wendy Reuer, INFORUM

MOORHEAD – The City Council decided to grant the F-M Emergency Food Pantry $50,000 in Community Block Grant funds.

The F-M Emergency Food Pantry is planning to build an expanded

$1 million facility at 402 11th St. N. in Fargo.

“Fifty-thousand dollars is 5 percent of the total project cost,” said Darrell Bauder, treasurer for the pantry.

Approval of the funding was passed Monday with Councilman Mark Hintermeyer voting “no.”

“I will not be supporting this,” he said.

Hintermeyer said he prefers the money be spent on Moorhead nonprofits such as the Dorothy Day Food Pantry for capital improvements.

“The notion that somehow a city council is not aware or not attempting to spend its limited resources for those needs in its own community, I don’t understand that,” Hintermeyer said.

Sonja Ellner, director at the F-M Dorothy Day House said Monday she is pleased the council approved funding for the emergency pantry, which will be used by residents on both sides of the Red River.

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