Monday, May 28, 2012

How to Apply for Help

How to apply for help:

Food pantry hours are Thursdays from 11:30-1:30 pm.  
New families are asked to sign in at 11:00 am.
You will need to fill out a questionnaire,
your information is put into the computer and
you are given a key tag.  Each time you receive food,
just swipe your tag to be logged into the computer.
Presently we are distributing to all families each
week as long as we are receiving enough donations
to meet the demand.  This is subject to change
depending on the increased needs of those in
our area.  We are blessed by receiving food from
the Boston Food Bank and the generosity of
so many who care about helping out their

Monday, May 21, 2012

Busier Than Ever


Recently the food pantry has been busier than ever.  One week we had forty one new families sign in to receive help.  There was a loss of 400 jobs in the city and many of those are finding their way to the food pantry doors.  Thankfully donations have been generous.  We are trying to meet the needs of those seeking help by temporarily distributing food to all letters of the alphabet every week instead of every other week.  This means that we have to distribute less food to each family in order to meet the need of so many.  We are now providing over 300 hot meals each week and last week we distributed food to over  330 families. The lines are reaching around the block.