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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 -
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Feb. 16, 2017

Bryson Glotfelty, a fourth-grade student at Broad Ford Elementary School, was inspired by the school's theme this year, to "Be the Change." His inspiration led him to create the Little Food Pantry, located at Bethel United Methodist Church in Mtn. Lake Park. By collecting aluminum and selling it at Ours Auto Salvage in Oakland, Bryson, who is 9, has been able to purchase non-perishable food items, school supplies, and other sundries. He stocked the shelves of his little pantry with those items, and now wants the public to know that people are welcome to come get food, or to drop off new items for others. He went before the church council to ask for permission to set up the pantry, and he will continue to maintain the shelves. "I hope that everyone in our community will feel free to take and leave items," he said. He will continue to collect aluminum to help fund his campaign. The pantry is located in a small covered area at the church, which is near the intersection of G Street and Baltimore Ave.