Contract between vendor, West Farms food pantry expires, leaving many hungry

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Employees at a food pantry on East Tremont Avenue say they are unsure how much longer they’ll be able to feed those who need it most.

The Flow Kingdom Ministries feeds people who are food insecure.

Every Monday it gives out food, and since providing the service has helped thousands of people. 

"We're trying our best to make sure there's a supply for the demand," says Rev. Dri Israel Pena, senior pastor at Flow Kingdom Ministries.

Despite its efforts, the pantry says it may not make that demand next Monday.

Organizers say a contract between the pantry run by the Emergency Food Assistance Program and its vendor food bank expired. While negotiations for a vendor are underway, members of the ministry are worried they won't be able to provide food. 

Now organizers are left wondering what will happen to the people they serve if they are unable to negotiate a vendor.

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