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      Calera church gives away 10,000 pounds of food

      A Calera church got an unexpected call this week. The community food bank it partners with had an extra 7,000 pounds of produce. "After thinking about it for about 30 seconds, there was no way we could turn that down," said Calera First United Methodist Church worship pastor Mark Lollar. The pantry usually distributes 3,000 pounds of food a month through its food pantry program called Feed My Sheep. Thursday morning, it distributed approximately 10,000 pounds. "God has just blessed us," said Jemison food recipient Mary Osburn. "I am very grateful."The pantry typically serves around 60 families a month.