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Food, a book and a prayer

Nearly half the youth in Woodbury, N.J., participate in the reduced-price school lunch program. To help during the summer, St. Stephen Lutheran Church­ —at the urging of member Lenore Cronlund—and the Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries in 2005 began offering families five boxes each week that contain breakfast, lunch and a prayer (and a book per child each week). More than 5,000 boxes were distributed by mid-July, well on track to hand out 10,000 for the summer. Cronlund said 295 children from 142 families were helped.


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