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No End in Sight for Grocery Strike: Pantries Hurting

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Grocery strike enters its third week.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, Mo. – As the grocery strike enters its third week, members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition are asking the public to increase contributions to food pantries.

The grocery workers union said this weekend it is condoning pantry workers' crossing of picket lines, but the Reverend Earl Nance of the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church says food donations are still down.

"Much positive movement of human compassion from striking workers has brought a wonderful resolution. The paradox is if this strike continues, those workers may need the same kind of help and compassion from others," Nance said.

Nance urged both the union and management back to the bargaining table.

Schnuck's, Dierberg's and Shop & Save continue to insist their contract offer is final.

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