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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Homestead Ministries expands distribution with local bagging


January 23, 2020

Tammy Lewis; Angie Collins; Peggy Zaring

From left to right: Tammy Lewis, Angie Collins and Peggy Zaring measure and bag spices for the lentil taco mix.

Homestead Ministries hosted its fourth soup bagging at the First Baptist Church in Colfax Thursday, Jan. 16, where they bagged 3,000 packages of soup for a Central Washington group.

The soup packets will be distributed to churches and food banks.

Coordinator Tom Riedner said the soup baggings began in 2014 when they became aware of people needing food.

"We tried to give peas and lentils and stuff like that to the food bank and the thing is they would give them right back to us because people don't know how to work them," Riedner said.

"Since people didn't know how to work these, we added t...

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