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By Katie Teachout
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Thrivent members bring donations to Ritzville


Last updated 10/1/2020 at 9:05am

Katie Teachout

Thrivent Food Bank The Ritzville Food Pantry received $250 worth of groceries donated by Thrivent Action Team member Cory Sawyer Wednesday, Sept. 23. Pictured, from left, are Director Carol Ewing and volunteers Nadia Reiner, Ashley Oostra holding Jayde, Earl Walsh and Jenlina Carlson.

RITZVILLE – Two area organizations benefited from generous gifts of groceries by local Thrivent Financial members and their Action Teams last week.

Ritzville residents and sisters Vonnie Messerschmidt and Cora Sawyer each purchased $250 worth of groceries to give to favorite organizations.

Sawyer chose to donate her groceries to the Ritzville Food Pantry.

"They are an awesome organization that feeds the town of Ritzville. And after COVID-19, I knew there were a lot of people hurting. Plus, I like to keep it local," Cora said of her decision to benefit the food pantry.

"This is fantasti...

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