Salvation Army opens 'Choice Food Pantry' in Racine

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A ribbon-cutting took place in Racine Wednesday, for the Salvation Army's new food pantry.

They call it a "Choice Food Pantry," because on Wednesdays and Thursday, people in need can pick their own food instead of carrying off pre-bagged groceries like they've done in the past.

"It allows families to come in to say 'I can choose. I know that this is a good food for my family,'" said Maj. Steven Woodard of the Salvation Army of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan. "To walk alongside them to get exactly those resources and to be able to get a name and a face to connect with them."

To pick up food, you need to be a resident of Racine. 

Adults need to show a state ID or drivers license, and if you bring kids, take along their birth certificates.

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