Student Reporting

Economy blamed for Roslindale food pantry’s increased need

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A food pantry housed in the Roslindale Congregational Church had only a few dozen families when it began about 30 years ago.  Now, according to Carole Pool, executive director and founder, it serves about 800 families.

In an article “Roslindale food pantry struggles to keep up with demand,” by Mike Anderson, a student in Lisa Chedekel’s “Reporting for Your Town” class, Pool said this is the only food pantry in Roslindale.  She said the pantry serves people of all ages she now sees “…an influx of young men seeking food for their families.”

Volunteer Mary-Eve Mahony, of Roslindale, said she blames the economy on the lack of donations and money.

The February 15 article was published in Your Town/Roslindale, a a feature of boston.com.

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