Sales of ‘Boston: Game Changers’ raises much needed money for Hingham food pantry

HINGHAM — More than $1,200 was raised through a book sale that Bill Brett arranged with Hennessy News at 118 North St., Hingham, to benefit the Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry, which is located at St. John the Evangelist Church, 685 Main St.

It started like so many stories during this time of shutdowns, social distancing, and many cancelled events. Late in 2019, Bill released his sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers,” and was in full swing promoting and selling the book when the shutdown from the spreading Coronavirus started.

“I had a full calendar of events, many of them to benefit local charities,” Bill said. “We’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many charities over the years.”

With the canceled events also came the closing of bookstores. “So when Hennesseys said that they would help me out, I was thrilled. We decided to support the food pantry because they are really feeling the pinch now,” said Bill whose late mother, Mary Ann Brett, has a food pantry named for her at the family’s home parish in Dorchester.

Hennessey News put copies of Bill’s book on the counter with a sign offering a copy of the book for a donation. (All proceeds from the books went to the food pantry.) The donations were steady, but one day Bill opened his mail which included a check for $1,000 from a local person, who asked to remain anonymous. Bill dropped off the money to the food pantry this week.

Thank you to Hennessy News. If you make a donation or learn more about the Interfaith Food Pantry, click here.

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