Surge in need: Pantries’ shelves almost bare

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Spending $250 a month on groceries wasn’t a problem for a Franklin couple when they both had jobs.

But when her husband became sick more than a year ago, Carla Wilson began making monthly trips to the InterChurch Food Pantry to receive pasta, canned goods and other necessities.

Wilson said she dreaded going to the food pantry because she wanted to be the person helping others, not the one receiving help. But in her work as a volunteer at the pantry, Wilson has seen she isn’t the only new face to ask for help in recent months.

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