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The Rev. Margaret Kelly closes a short service with a prayer last week at the Shobi’s Table ministry she runs out of a food truck on Payne Avenue in St. Paul. Kelly, a former chef, uses the truck to give free food to the poor. At left is Kelly’s mother, Carol. At right, volunteer Maurice Tribbett holds his 15-month-old daughter, Grace. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press

Food for the soul: Rev. Margaret Kelly offers free meals to those who are struggling – and a serving of religion to those who want it

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ST. PAUL - There are a couple of clues that the mobile kitchen parked every Thursday at lunchtime on Payne Avenue on St. Paul’s East Side this summer isn’t just another food truck.

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First of all, the food – hot calzones – is free. And the person who drives the truck is a young woman in a clerical collar who likes to say, “Peace be with you.”

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