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home : news : local   February 5, 2016

11/15/2012 5:50:00 AM
Volunteer has personal reason to help at food pantry


Volunteer Mary Jane Tonozzi of Spring Valley laughs with a patron of Hall Township Food Pantry on Wednesday as Tonozzi and about 20 other volunteers helped patrons select the components of their Thanksgiving dinners from items donated to the pantry.NewsTribune photo/Allison Ryan
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Volunteer Mary Jane Tonozzi of Spring Valley laughs with a patron of Hall Township Food Pantry on Wednesday as Tonozzi and about 20 other volunteers helped patrons select the components of their Thanksgiving dinners from items donated to the pantry.
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Frozen turkeys and a volunteer distributing bags of potatoes wait for early patrons Wednesday morning at Hall Township Food Pantry in Spring Valley. NewsTribune photos/Allison Ryan
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Frozen turkeys and a volunteer distributing bags of potatoes wait for early patrons Wednesday morning at Hall Township Food Pantry in Spring Valley.
NewsTribune photos/Allison Ryan
Allison Ryan
Staff Writer



Mary Jane Tonozzi and about 20 other volunteers on Wednesday helped patrons select the components of their Thanksgiving dinners from items donated to Hall Township Food Pantry in Spring Valley.

Jan Martin, director of Project Success of Eastern Bureau County Inc., which operates the pantry, expected 300 families would benefit from Wednesday’s distribution.

For Tonozzi, the choice to volunteer regularly at the food pantry is personal, and partly in memory of kindness to her husband’s widowed grandmother, nearly a century ago.

“They were destitute and the people of the Methodist Church showed up at their house with a chicken and other food for them, and they were so appreciative,” Tonozzi said. “We just feel — it’s full circle. You have to come back and do something for someone else.”










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