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August 4, 2014

Saturday’s Convoy of Hope served 5,400, organizers say

Organizers of an event Saturday that provided food, clothing and other services to people in need said attendance was down about 1,000 from last year.

Organizers of an event Saturday that provided food, clothing and other services to people in need said attendance was down about 1,000 from last year.

Bethel Life Center’s Convoy of Hope outreach event at 3777 S. Meridian served more than 5,400 people, organizers said.

They said 9,901 bags of groceries were distributed at the event, as well as 1,500 pairs of shoes and 1,150 backpacks filled with school supplies. A total of 1,246 volunteers worked the event.

Last year, which was the first year for the event, it served about 6,400 people.

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