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Chowder brings in money for food pantry

By Stephen Betts | Apr 02, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Warren Kincaid provides a donation April 1 for the AIO food pantry as Lynn Archer of the Brass Compass in Rockland hands him some haddock chowder.

Rockland — The donation jar overflowed Wednesday as people lined up to get some haddock chowder while benefiting the local food pantry.

Lynn Archer, owner of the Brass Compass on Main Street in Rockland, set up a table outside the front door of her restaurant. Starting at noon April 1, she began giving away containers of the chowder. The table allowed physical distance between her and the people getting the chowder.

In exchange, people put donations in the jar of which 100 percent will be given to the AIO food pantry in Rockland.

Archer said she sold out of the 15 gallons of chowder she made in less than an hour. The donations totaled $563.

The longtime downtown restaurant owner said she plans on cooking up something each week and offering the food with the money collected going to the food pantry.

The food pantry has been asking for monetary donations to handle the expected increase in demand for food as people lose their jobs during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Patricia P Weaver | Apr 02, 2020 06:59

Thank you Lynn, you are always a great support to us. Love you so much for this. There are so many wonderful people out there helping other people in need. Thank you all.

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