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Ludlow area holiday food applications due soon

LUDLOW — The staff of Black River Good Neighbor Services (BRGNS) has announced that they are accepting applications for the 2015 holiday food basket program. They ask that completed applications be submitted by Dec. 1, 2015.

Executive Director Audrey Bridge and her staff are eager to see that no person or family goes without food, and no child goes without a gift to unwrap during the holidays.

“A significant number of area families received baskets last year and we believe that the number will increase again this year,” said Bridge. “Even though the economy continues to improve, there are still many unemployed and underemployed individuals who need our help. There are also many seniors trying to make ends meet on far too low an income. We want to at least make the holiday season a little brighter for all of them.”

Anyone living in Ludlow, Proctorsville, Cavendish, Mount Holly, Belmont or Plymouth who believes that they qualify need only stop by Black River Good Neighbor’s Food Shelf and Thrift Store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow to pick up an application. Applicants can also download the application on-line from the BRGNS website,

According to Bridge, “Even if a family or an individual received a food basket in past years, they must complete a new application this year. We ask clients to reapply so that we can allocate our resources to the right people. It is an easy process and we are here to help.” Those people who are unable to get to the store may call Bridge at 228-3663.

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