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CCAP/Loaves & Fishes holding its own

But needs are rising and resources are diminishing

November 17, 2012
By John McVey - Journal staff writer ([email protected]) , journal-news.net

MARTINSBURG - Although the number of families needing help with food, rent, prescriptions and other necessities has increased dramatically since the Great Recession, Berkeley County's Congregational Cooperative Action Project is holding its own, Phil Steptoe, president of CCAP, said Friday.

"But if we could get 20,000 more pounds of government food, that would balance our food baskets," he said. "And we could go through a half-million in rental assistance."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributes surplus food to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry that CCAP operates through the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, W.Va., Steptoe said.

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