DORCHESTER — New England Council President and CEO Jim Brett was joined by Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy and dozens of volunteers helped distributed turkeys, gift cards, and bags of Thanksgiving groceries to about 225 families. The distribution was held on Nov. 19, the Saturday as usual, but when the Food Pantry’s team realized that the number of people in line exceeded the number that had registered ahead of time, they acted quickly to put…

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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…

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DORCHESTER — More than 200 guests packed the parish hall in the basement of St. Margaret’s Church to support the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry, which helps thousands of people make ends meet each year. Last year’s breakfast raised more than $100,000 in donations for the Food Pantry, which is located in the basement of this church, part of St. Teresa of Calcutta’s Parish, right next to where the event is held each year on…

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DORCHESTER — More than 200 guests gathered for the 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast and raised more than $100,000 to support the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry. The breakfast, hosted by the Brett family, is held in the church hall of St. Teresa’s of Calcutta church. The breakfast also is the induction ceremony into the Dorchester Hall of Fame. This year’s ceremony celebrated four new inductees: Fire Commissioner Joe Finn, Sister Barbara Gorham of…

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BRETT FAMILY The Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry in Dorchester feeds thousands of people each year. DORCHESTER — On this St. Patrick’s Day 2018, more than 100 people will gather at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church to raise money and support for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry named for Bill Brett’s mother. The breakfast, which last year raised more than $100,000, is hosted by Jim Brett. The entire Brett family,…

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