In a time of need, food pantries help fill the gap
The Weekly Packet|4/9/2020
In a time of need, food pantries help fill the gap
Tree of life volunteers unload the Good Shepard Food Bank truck early Wednesday morning in Blue Hill. Doing the heavy lifting are, from left, Holbrook Williams, ray Manyak, George Blake and Steve Brookman.

The Island Food Pantry in Stonington and Tree of Life food pantry in Blue Hill have helped fill the gap during hard times for area residents over the years. Now, with the effects of the coronavirus disrupting the economic and social fabric of our communities their missions have continued.

About 18 percent more children were served by Tree of Life last week than in the same period in 2019, although the overall number of individuals went down.

At the Island Food Pantry, board secretary Carolyn Friedell said there has not been any obvious increase in clients.


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