[caption id="attachment_22226" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] A staff member prepares items for pantry bags at Bread and Life's food pantry / Photo Courtesy of St. John's Bread and Life[/caption]
On a normal day, the large and brightly lit cafeteria at St. John’s Bread and Life bustles with people, who sit at round tables and enjoy their freshly cooked meals. At breakfast, there might be scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes, and at lunchtime, chicken and fries. But these are not normal days. Over the past few weeks, the only signs of life at the Brooklyn soup kitchen have been the dedicated staff members as
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