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Bread of Life ministry feeds the working poor in San Joaquin County

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Laura Barnhardt, 13, helps pour syrup on Barbara Sefried's pancakes, for Bread of Life, the Lodi branch of a Stockton-based food donation ministry, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

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Nearly 200 people were waiting outside in the cold morning air on Saturday. They were not in line for a new smartphone, or waiting for a sale at a department store. Families, couples and individuals received numbers and waited to get a bag of groceries to tide them over until the next payday or check in the mail.

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Ian Jonsson/News-Sentinel

Laura Barnhardt, 13, helps pour syrup on Barbara Sefried's pancakes, for Bread of Life, the Lodi branch of a Stockton-based food donation ministry, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.