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St. Alice’s expanded kitchen offers food, hope

EMMA ROUTLEY/THE CHRONICLE

Saint Alice Catholic Church father Mark Bentz cut the ribbon celebrating the new kitchen successfully on the first chop.

SPRINGFIELD — St. Alice Catholic Church father Mark Bentz believes that food can bring people together. “Food breaks down barriers,” Bentz said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the church’s new kitchen on May 19. “You can’t remain enemies if you eat together.”

The kitchen is the “fruit of a miracle that was two years in the making,” he said. The project began . . .

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