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Dennis Acker places labels on Friday’s Community Meal which read “This meal is donated in loving memory of Charlene Acker.”
(Photo Courtesy of The Open Door)

GLOUCESTER – A local family is honoring a loved one today by putting dinner on the table for those in need of a little extra help.  

Friday’s Community Meal at The Open Door, a heartyham, pineapple, vegetable stuffing, and mashed potatoes dinner, is given in loving memory of Charlene Acker by her husband Dennis Acker and daughter Maya Acker, and her father LeRoy Ross.

Charlene Acker, age 57, passed away in October 2021 from ovarian cancer. Today would have been her 58th birthday.

With her birthday approaching, Dennis Acker saw the opportunity for meals sponsorship on social media.

“The minute I saw it, I knew I had to do it. It was…

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