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Charlotte food pantry forced to close its doors

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A food pantry operating out of a former Plaza Midwood church has been forced to close, and people who need help won't get it.

For over a decade the Care to Share Outreach Center and Food Pantry has been operating out of the All Saints Episcopal Church, but the property was recently sold. 

Board member Kathleen Ramseur tells WBTV they have been forced to shut their doors, despite the need in the area. 
  
 "There are so many people who don't have, and just need a little hand up. That's what we do," Ramseur said. 

Annie Lindsey has relied on the pantry for over eight years. 

"Most people won't admit that they need help, but I will. We all need help," Lindsey said. 

Lindsey says she was raising eleven grand kids and had no where else to turn when she walked through the doors of Care to Share. 

"We don't come here just because they giving away free food, we come here because we need it," Lindsey said. 

However, Lindsey's lifeblood isn't an option anymore. 

"I kept coming back until they closed the doors on Thursday," Lindsey said. 

Back in November, the church let Care to Share know they were selling the property. Unfortunately, the non-profit doesn't have the money to relocate. 

"We just keep praying, and hopefully it's going to come true," Ramsuer said. 

Annie is just one the thousands of people who come to the pantry each month, which is why they want to stay in this area. 

"There are a lot of people who really need food. A lot of people don't understand that," Ramseur said. 

However, until their miracle happens, the doors will stay locked. Forcing Lindsey and countless others to turn elsewhere. 

"We got to feed these people. These people don't come every two weeks for nothing, they need the food," Lindsey said. 

The organization has a realtor currently looking for a new location. 

For more information visit: caretosharenc.org 

Donations can be mailed to: Care to Share Outreach Center PO BOX 31124 Charlotte, NC 28231 

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