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Ruby's Pantry, an unintended outreach program

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Now in its ninth year, Ruby's Pantry distributes an average of 700,000 pounds of food to 5,000 families throughout northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each month.


Not bad for an organization that started purely by accident.

"We had no intention of ever doing this," said Pastor Lyn Sahr, founder of

Ruby's Pantry. "The most surprised guy is me."

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