Thieves take food, clothes from Webster food pantry

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WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) -- Volunteers at a central Massachusetts food pantry say thieves cleaned the facility out, emptying shelves and taking boxes of food prepared for needy families.

Workers arrived at the Webster/Dudley Foodshare in the basement of United Church of Christ in Webster on Thursday morning and found the shelves nearly bare. Some donated toys left over from Christmas and baby clothes were also stolen.

Director Donna Farrow says if the thieves were hungry, all they had to do was ask for food.

Police say an investigation is underway, but there have been no arrests.

Police think someone may have forgotten to lock the church door, because there was no sign of forced entry.

Meanwhile, Farrows says she’s been touched the generosity of people who topped by to help restock the pantry.


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