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Pantry Provides Lesson In Giving For Local Youth

Apr 30, 2015 03:00AM ● By Kieran Gilman

Youth from Tewksbury Congregational Church collect food in their 5th/6th Grade Classroom to bring to the Tewksbury Community Pantry. Pictured L-R are Brianna Musgrave, Luke McFadyen, Travis Cohen, Will McFadyen, Jack Panilaitis, Lindsay Lombardo, Jason Barnes and Austin Bartnicki.

(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Congregational Church.)

April 28, 2015, Tewksbury, MA — The 5th & 6th graders from Tewksbury Congregational Church have been learning about local service opportunities and how, even at their young age, they can help.  Recently, while hosting the church’s Coffee Hour, the class collected items for local families in need.  This past Sunday, nine of the youth delivered their collection to the Tewksbury Community Pantry, received an informative tour, and then used teamwork to check and sort many of the donated food items in preparation for an upcoming distribution day.  The pantry, located at 999 Whipple Road, services approximately 250 families in financial need with short and long-term food assistance, all of whom reside in Tewksbury.  Learn more at  Children enrolled in the tuition free education program at Tewksbury Congregational Church meet in grade specific classroomson Sunday mornings during the adult service, and new families are invited to join at any time.  For more information, visit

About the Tewksbury Congregational Church
Tewksbury Congregational Church, a member of one of the largest Protestant denominations in New England, is located across from the Town Common, and was established in 1735. Tewksbury Congregational Church welcomes all people desiring to lead their lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, regardless of race, color, national origin, previous religious background, economic status, gender, age, sexual orientation, or physical challenges. For more information, visit
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