Despite ugly weather Monday, generosity shone brightly at a Brunswick pantry and soup kitchen that received more than 1,000 pounds of donated food.

Because of dangerous travel conditions, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Project did not offer meals or pantry services Monday at its 84 Union St. facilities. However, Executive Director Karen Parker welcomed two separate donations of food: one from Thornton Oaks Retirement Community and another from family and friends of longtime Hannaford employee Todd Lindsey.

Pancreatic cancer killed Lindsey, 51, on Dec. 18. At his behest and after his funeral Monday, mourners dropped off 468 cans, equal to 502 pounds, of chicken noodle soup — Lindsey’s favorite — at the Union Street pantry for distribution to the area’s hungry.

Parker described the contribution as “tremendous.”

Earlier that day, the kitchen received almost 500 pounds of food collected by Thornton Oaks resident Marjorie Smith, who started the practice six years ago with her now-late husband, Kenneth.

Smith’s daughter, son-inlaw and grandsons braved icy roads Monday to deliver the boxes of nonperishables to the pantry by midday.

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Project’s pantry serves more than 1,000 undernourished households and families each year throughout Brunswick, Harpswell, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Durham and Lisbon.

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