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Filling a need

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The Auburn Interfaith Food Closet turned to the community for help during its Stuff-a-Bus “foodraiser” Saturday — and the community came through. Organizers collected more than $1,500 in cash donations alone, according to volunteer Debby Krizman. The funds and food are needed more than ever, she said. “We notice we’re getting more people every week, and consequently, our cupboards are increasingly bare,” said Barbara Tellman, a volunteer for the food closet through the First Congregational Church of Auburn. Stuff-a-Bus workers had buses at Raley’s and Save Mart, collecting non-perishable items such as canned foods and cereal, as well as the cash donations. “It was a huge effort supported greatly by the community,” Krizman said.