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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. The first donation came this week to Loaves & Fishes - 47 pallets of food in banana boxes. This is just a portion of the gift awaiting sorting at the the Charlotte warehouse. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Loaves & Fishes warehouse manager Dean Burt, right, of Charlotte talks with kids from the Lake Norman YMCA who helped sort food. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    At the end of their service to Loaves & Fishes, volunteers posed for a group photo in the warehouse in Charlotte. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Bevery Howard, left foreground, watches as volunteers from the Lake Norman YMCA sort food. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Tyler Rae Durkee, left, and Emory Keel, both from the Lake Norman YMCA, sort food donations at Loaves & Fishes. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Bevery Howard, front center, helps as volunteers from the Lake Norman YMCA, sort food at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse. Howard is the Loaves & Fishes executive director. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Madison Hopkins, left foreground, and Alec Easton, at right, sort food at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse in Charlotte. Both are among a group from the Lake Norman YMCA. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Ezra Moore's father works at the Loaves & Fishes warehouse. Ezra volunteered to work today. He collapses boxes that had been filled with donated food from Publix. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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    MARK HAMES - mhames@charlotteobserver.com
    Shane Tobin, left, and Scott Ashby, both volunteers from Lake Norman YMCA, short food in the Loaves & Fishes Charlotte warehouse. Publix, the newest grocery chain to enter the charlotte area, has committed to donating truck loads of food to local pantries every month. Pantry officials say the gift is overwhelming.
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