Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall is Here

With the coming of Fall and cool blustery weather like today's we have Thanksgiving on our minds. This week we started signing folks up for our turkey distribution which is scheduled for Thursday November 17. We are hoping again this year to provide a turkey and fixings through the Food Pantry for families in the area who would not otherwise have one. And after another busy day thank you again to all who help us to help others. We could not do this without you.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer. Hot. Still Happy to be Helping.

In this final week of July the temperature and humidity in New Bedford have combined to provide steamy conditions.  Not so surprising. It happens pretty much ever year around this time. Summer. It is also not surprising that our volunteers, from the newest and youngest to the veterans of many years service, are hard at work and happy to be here helping. Smiling even.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer Vacation Volunteers

This week we welcomed extra help from a happy and enthusiastic group of about a dozen summer vacation volunteers. The thoughtfulness and caring shown by these young persons in giving of their time and energy is greatly appreciated by our regular volunteers and our pantry patrons. With a little effort Stacie was able to corral some of these volunteers long enough for a quick photo. Thank you to all ... and see you next week.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Thank You to Dollar Tree

The Pantry extends a big "thank you" to the folks at Dollar Tree on Kings Highway for their recent donation - a gift of over 700 items weighing 500 pounds! Generosity such as this is very much appreciated and is essential to keeping the pantry well stocked so that we can better serve our patrons. Thank you for your kind support.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Food Security

Patrons at our food pantry worry that their food will run out before they have money to buy more and also find that they can't afford to eat balanced meals. The USDA considers these very real concerns for many persons to be at the heart of the food security situation in the U.S.. And these concerns are what your support, either as a volunteer or donor, directly helps to alleviate in the neighborhood around St. Anthony's. We could not do what we do with out you.