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Woman who dedicated life to helping the hungry retires

Sybil Riemensnider has been the executive director of the South Portland Food Cupboard for 20 years. (WGME)

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- A woman who has dedicated her life to helping the hungry is retiring.

Sybil Riemensnider has been the executive director of the South Portland Food Cupboard for 20 years.

This is her last year.

She says it's been a labor of love, one that started in 1997 and has grown to rely on 50 volunteers.

They provide breads, pastries and fresh fruits and vegetables to local families who can't afford it.

Riemensnider says they've grown to become family and says there will still be familiar faces at the pantry even after she leaves.

The pantry is open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the first Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m.

To qualify you must have a family income that falls below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

Riemensnider will officially retire at the end of this month.

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