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Additional food assistance available

The Community Food Basket of Ottawa is partnering with River Bend Food Bank to deliver additional food assistance to the community.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Food Basket will be at Shepherd Middle School, 701 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, with the River Bend Mobile Food Pantry.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Food distribution begins at 10 a.m. Participants are asked not to arrive before 9:15 a.m. and to bring a laundry basket or large box to carry their groceries home. Please be prepared to wait, the process can take up to two hours. The event will be held outdoors, so plan for the weather.

Residents of Ottawa, Marseilles, Grand Ridge, Sheridan, and Serena who qualify for assistance at Ottawa Community Food Basket are encouraged to come to this event in addition to their regular monthly visit. For more information on the Ottawa Community Food Basket service and requirements visit or call 815-431-0155.

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