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Community food distribution continues at Newington

KIM ROBINS / GAZETTE-JOURNALBread for Life Food Pantry volunteers Steve Moret and Joanne Hamlin fill a basket of food Monday for delivery to a nearby awaiting vehicle. The drive-thru distribution this week at Newington Baptist Church provided food for 211 households.

After receiving a tremendous response to its March 30 and April 6 community drive-thru food distributions at Newington Baptist Church, the Bread for Life Food Pantry plans an additional similar distribution from 10 a.m. to noon this coming Monday at Newington.

Bread for Life Executive Director Monique Raposa said the community drive-thru food distributions held in the morning and evening on March 26 at both Newington and at Providence Baptist Church passed out food to about 180 households.

The distribution held just once on March 30 at Newington alone saw about 200 vehicles pass through, each one receiving 30 to 40 pounds of food, Raposa said.

“That was the most people we had ever seen at a drive-thru dis...

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