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Lynn couple creates food pantry out of their garage

North Shore Families Together/Familias Unidas del Norte de Boston

Yamila Ruiz, right, and Nick Coppola are the organizers behind the mutual-aid network North Shore Families Together that provide bags of pantry staples to local families in need on a weekly basis. The operation is entirely based out of their garage in Lynn.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

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North Shore Families Together/Familias Unidas del Norte de Boston

Yamila Ruiz, who works full time for a non-profit, organizes batches of food for families that are distributed on a weekly basis to families across the North Shore.

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North Shore Families Together/Familias Unidas del Norte de Boston

Yamila Ruiz, left, and Nick Coppola place rare fresh produce in bags that will be delivered to families experiencing food insecurity through North Shore Familes Together. They are hoping to partner with local CSA Farms to provide more fresh produce options on a regular basis.

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North Shore Families Together/Familias Unidas del Norte de Boston

Yamila Ruiz, right, and Nick Coppola are the organizers behind the mutual-aid network North Shore Families Together that provide bags of pantry staples to local families in need on a weekly basis. The operation is entirely based out of their garage in Lynn and they serve about fifty families.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

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North Shore Families Together/Familias Unidas del Norte de Boston

Yamila Ruiz passes a bag of food to Nick Coppola that they will deliver to one of the families they serve with though the mutual-aid network North Shore Families Together.

(Photo by Julia Hopkins)

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LYNN — Yamila Ruiz and her partner, Nicholas Coppola, saw an increase in food insecurity when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and decided to take matters into their own hands.  It all started when the Lynn couple heard about two families in their neighborhood who had been struggling during the pandemic.  They started collecting food to…

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