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Ware Church makes large donation to food pantry

Last week, Ware Episcopal Church welcomed Bread for Life to its new home on Route 14 across from Ware with a traditional “pounding,” delivering 647 pounds of dry goods to the Gloucester food pantry. Members of the congregation have been collecting food for the last two weeks in anticipation of Bread for Life moving to its new facility.

“It has been great to welcome Bread for Life to their new home,” said the Rev. Scott Parnell, rector of Ware Episcopal. “We are so grateful to be partners with them in serving the people of Gloucester.”

Over the last two years, Ware has expanded its outreach garden, harvesting more than 350 pounds of produce last year, all of which was given to Bread for Life.

Bread for Life’s Executive Director Monique Raposa noted that February through May is typically the lowest time of year for receiving donations, despite the ongoing need.

Ware Church hopes to inspire Gloucester residents to continue supporting Bread for Life through this “giving dip” a...

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