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Food pantries see spike in households in need

In the basement of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Dale Cali (above) helps a client at Acton’s food pantry, which serves about 220 households weekly. Betty McKee (below) organizes donations. More than 100 volunteers keep the pantry running. In the basement of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Dale Cali (above) helps a client at Acton’s food pantry, which serves about 220 households weekly. Betty McKee (below) organizes donations. More than 100 volunteers keep the pantry running. (Photos By Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Lisa Zwirn
Globe Correspondent / January 20, 2010

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ACTON - On a frigid Wednesday recently, 39 people are waiting in line at the food pantry before the doors open at 10 a.m. The pantry, situated in the large, well-lit basement of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, is set up like a small grocery store, where customers select what they need based on their household size. (Full article: 716 words)

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