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Car used to deliver groceries to Spokane food banks stolen

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

For the past several years, John Winters has picked up food from grocery stores across Spokane.

“I pick up the stuff that people don’t want,” said Winters. “I pick up Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – a double on Tuesday.”

The food would otherwise go bad, but instead it’s used to feed people at several food banks every week.

“I enjoy it because I grew up in lower income all my life and I was in the system at one time,” said Winters. “Now I can give back to the people who have helped me.”

But within the last month, Winters has hit a bit of a speed bump.

“Just to wake up and find your car gone, I felt like I’d really been violated,” said Winters. “I’m hurt. I’ve never had anything really stolen before.”

Winters now has to rely on other people to pick him up or make the food runs themselves because he can’t afford another car.

“If I didn’t have those guys at the church come to my aid I’ve be up a crick.”

Winters says the stolen car is a white 1995 Saturn Station Wagon with a pair of Grateful Dead stickers on the rear window. He also says the car is missing one hubcap and has four military ID stickers on the front bumper.

If you have seen this vehicle, or know where it is, call crime check at (509) 456-2233.

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