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94-Year-Old Market Basket Bagger Presented With Check

A GoFundMe page was set up for 22-year veteran bagger Arthur St. John, who has not received hours during the Market Basket drama

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    NECN

    A 94-year-old former Market Basket bagger whose hours were cut after he spent 22 years with the company has received a check after a local woman set up a fundraiser for him.

    Arthur St. John worked as a part-time employee at the store in Stratham, New Hampshire, but his name has been off the schedule during the customer boycott and series of protests, which have kept aisles and shelves relatively empty.

    Bonnie Milano started a GoFundMe page earlier this month with a goal of raising $6,500 for St. John. As of Sunday afternoon, 300 people had raised a total of $8,425.

    A check amounting to $7,166.21 was addressed to St. John Thursday.

    St. John, who used to bag groceries during three four-hour shifts every week, worked to supplement his Social Security checks.

    "I get about $125 a week, and everything is taken out," St. John told NECN last week. "What else can you do?"

    Anyone interested can donate to St. John on GoFundMe.

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