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Jackson Moon makes a spot for Fischer Kirven to load a box into the back of his truck

Jackson Moon makes a spot for Fischer Kirven to load a box into the back of his truck on Sunday afternoon. As each truck was loaded, a few students would take it over to the church to begin unloading while the other students would begin packing a new truck.

The Bread of Life Food Pantry moved back to their normal location in St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Sunday, Sept. 12 after a summer of temporary living in a few old classrooms at Bomber Mountain Civic Center. The organization moved out for the season while the building underwent expansion and renovations and has once again returned to their church location. Middle and high school students, teachers and coaches joined together to help move all the food between locations so that the pantry wouldn't have to miss a day of service. 

Local middle and high school students joined together

Local middle and high school students joined together to help the Bread of Life Food Pantry move out of its temporary location in Bomber Mountain Civic Center and back into their newly renovated space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon.

Caroline Crago carries a crate out to the next truck being loaded

Caroline Crago carries a crate out to the next truck being loaded on Sunday afternoon as local students volunteered to help the Bread of Life Food Pantry move out of their temporary spot in Bomber Mountain Civic Center and into their newly renovated normal location in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

The stock pile of food was what was left to move

After the shelving and fridges were moved back to the food pantry, the stock pile of food was what was left to move on Sunday afternoon. The kids carried box after box of food to trucks parked outside. A few cart loads were taken but enough kids were present that carrying things by hand was faster.

Lexi Rule squats down to pick up three flats of canned food

Lexi Rule squats down to pick up three flats of canned food during moving day on Sunday afternoon. The kids made laps back and forth to carry food to trucks, a few leaving with each truck as it filled up to empty the food out at the new location.

A collection of plastic bags was stored on a couch in the storage room

A collection of plastic bags was stored on a couch in the storage room while the pantry was stationed in Bomber Mountain Civic Center on Sunday afternoon. The bags were moved to the new location to help pack up food for customers.

Hamlin Wing slides a flat of food into the center of the pile on the bed

Hamlin Wing slides a flat of food into the center of the pile on the bed of his truck on Sunday afternoon. Wing was the first driver to bring a flatbed and so the cans were strategically stacked to prevent sliding during the drive.

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Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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