Weymouth Food Pantry losing longtime location

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The Weymouth Food Pantry is looking for a new home after learning that its longtime location — Immaculate Conception parish’s former school in East Weymouth — will be put up for sale.

“It’s really kind of a daunting thing facing us because we’ve always been here,” said pantry spokeswoman Gael Sullivan. The pantry, which helps about 11,000 Weymouth needy residents annually, opened at the church-owned property in 1987.

“It’s a huge dilemma for the pantry, and for the whole community,” said Mike Gallagher, director of administrative services for the town of Weymouth. He’s been searching for space for the facility in town-owned buildings, but to no avail.

“We’d love to be able to help them out,” Gallagher said. “It’s such a great asset to the town, and I’m well aware of their plight.”

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