For more than 25 years, needy individuals and families in the Wareham area have continued to receive food supplies from Damien's Place, a food pantry located on Cranberry Highway.

The food pantry has been open two days a week during the pandemic, and Executive Director Jackie Arsenault says the demand for food has almost doubled during that time.

Arsenault says the pantry's 70 volunteers are busy six days a week, picking up food donations, unloading deliveries from the Greater Boston Food Bank and others, and opening the pantry to those who need help.

Arsenault spoke with Townsquare Sunday this week about the history of Damien's Place, the work that goes into organizing food donations, and the special service they provide to curb hunger in the Wareham area.

Jackie Arsenault's interview can be heard here:

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