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By Carolyn Henderson
The Times 

Vital Volunteers and Generous Donors


Carolyn Henderson

Volunteers busy at work at the Dayton Community Food Bank.

Special to The Times by Carolyn Henderson

It takes a special kind of person to volunteer at the Dayton Community Food Bank.

But not so uncommonly unreal that everyday humans need not apply. Indeed, regular, compassionate, intelligent human beings are what keep the food bank, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, successfully reaching out to some 550 Columbia county residents -- 160 households -- every Tuesday.

"What are the requirements to be a volunteer?" muses food bank coordinator Laura Thorn. "Being professional and having commonsense are very important, as well as being p...

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