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Dec. 5, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Coffey

Fresh Start Sign-Up in St. Joe

The opening of the Second Harvest Fresh Start Community Market in St. Joseph is anticipated for the end of the month or first of January.

Officials with Second Harvest are planning for the opening of the facility which will serve as an on-site food pantry and nonprofit grocery store. Fresh Start will provide free, nutritious food to qualified members. To shop at Fresh Start, people must first obtain a no-cost Fresh Picks Membership Card. Second Harvest officials will be holding special sign-up events this week for people who may be eligible for the program. Director of Programs...Christine Feuerbacher says it's a fairly simple process to sign up for Fresh Start.

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Qualified residents 60 and over can sign up today from ten unitl 1 at the Calvin Center at 1412 North 3rd Street. All ages can sign up tomorrow from 11 to 2 at the Carnegie Library on Massachusetts Street and at the East Hills Library on North Woodbine Road from 3 until 6. On Friday, residents can sign up from 9 until 2:30 at Second Harvest at 915 Douglas Street. All locations are in St. Joseph.