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Evetta Mahlum simply doesn’t stop moving. She starts almost every day with a walk – sometimes up to six miles in a single morning. And she keeps rolling after that.

“It’s good for me to walk. I de-stress and get my thoughts organized,” she said.

As the manager of the Wesley’s Table Food Pantry, Evetta has a lot to keep organized. The pantry serves hundreds of people in the Kankakee, Illinois area every weekend.

Evetta has been the pantry manager for the last few years. But it wasn’t always that way.

“Five years ago, my husband was in a car accident. We went from an income to absolutely no paycheck practically overnight. It was devastating,” she remembers. “The accident turned our world upside down. We didn’t know where our next meal was coming from.” 

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