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Family idea helps Community Bread Basket

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For many years the Vince and Lorraine Soplinski family exchanged gifts at their traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Last year, however, Rich Soplinski’s wife, Patty, discussed the option of donating to those in need since the family had so many blessings. That led to collecting nonperishable food to donate to the Community Bread Basket in Weirton. “We have an ample resource of food in our family, and I knew that we needed to share our blessings with others,” Patty explained. “With the coronavirus, many families are food-challenged. We collected from our family to help that deficiency,” Patty continued. Ultimately, food was collected from the Rich and Patty Soplinski family, Vince and Lorraine Soplinski, Veronica and Mike Skinner, Christopher and Kristen Skinner, Bernice Balog, Michele Soplinski, Aaron Skinner and several other family members. Vince and Lorraine Soplinski, pictured, also delivered a donation check to Jim Pauchnik, right, a board member of the Community Bread Basket. Anyone interested in helping Community Bread Basket feed the hungry can call (304) 748-7595 or bring donations to it at 3501 West St., Weirton.

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