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Ware brings warmth to community with Bread For Life

Ware Academystudents load up the school van with a variety of food and toiletry items.

Ware Academy students, families and alumni, came together this month to help keep the community warm. Last week students delivered 10 boxes of coats, hats, mittens and more to the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry.

“We did this community service project last year, too, and it really resonated with our students,” said Ginger James, director of admissions and special events at Ware Academy.

This is the second community service project Ware Academy has done in recent months in support of Bread for Life. On December 17, Ware Academy National Junior Honor Society students, Student Council Association leaders, and eighth grade team captains delivered roughly 20 boxes of food and assorted toiletries following a school wide drive.

Founded in 2009, the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry is located on the grounds of the Church of St. Therese on Main Street in Gloucester and operates as a true community food pantry, actively being supported by volunteers, donations and contributions from churches throughout the region.

The pantry is open Monday and Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. for residents of Gloucester. Food is purchased and donated.

When Ware Academy students made their food delivery in December, Bread for Life’s director Bob Quinzel told them that Bread for Life was serving roughly 350 families each week, families that range in size from two to 14 people.

“At Ware Academy, teaching our students about the value of community service means getting the students involved in projects, in learning about the needs of our community, and seeing the results of their hard work,” James said. “We are humbled and honored to help this important cause and to help keep our neighbors warm.”

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posted 03.05.2014

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