Linda Djuptstrom and Alvin Etelamaki, above, were among those who helped stock the Mid-County Food Pantry after Thrivent Financial for Lutherans gave the effort a $500 grant. Shoppers included Djupstrom, Jane Christenson, Nancy Hanson Alvin and Sharon Etelamaki and Stephanie Bruno. "During our shopping trip," said Djupstrom, "someone saw what we were doing and gave us an extra $60. It was much appreciated." Also helping were Kristen Bates, Pastor Dave Christenson, Nancy Diehm and Linda Forray. The pantry is much in need of food, said spokesmen for the Mid-County Ministerial Association, sponsor of the pantry. For information on items needed or to donate large quantities, people may call 906-753-4932. Food may be brought to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Stephenson, on Saturday mornings or to the county annex, US-41, Stephenson, during the week. The pantry is located at St. Stephen's and is open 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays.