The Elks are a benevolent bunch

Photo by Rusty Strait/The Valley ChronicleChuck Steadman, president, Hemet Stake LDS; Jim Linenberger, executive director, Community Pantry; Nancy Cook, exalted ruler, Elks Local 1740; Bill Cook, trustee, Elks Local 1740. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter The Elks, officially known as BPOE — which they interpret as Best People On Earth — certainly earn that title from Jim Linenberger, executive director of Community Pantry in Hemet. “The Elks Lodge has been helping us for at least as long as I’ve been here,” said Lineberger, adding, “and that’s for at least five years and counting.” The Community Pantry owns a warehouse not far from their location at Stanford and San Jacinto

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