Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Rainy Day in New Bedford ...

... but 50° and rain is a great deal better than we've had recently and we are thankful. Another day of unloading and moving food from the truck, setting up, checking in pantry visitors, collecting tickets, distributing bread, rice, eggs and more, as well as providing lunch. This wouldn't be possible without our dedicated volunteers ... and again we are thankful.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bishop Stang Cereal Drive

Thank you to Bishop Stang's National Honor Society for their efforts in once more collecting cereal for distribution at the pantry ... this is the 5th year that they have so generously given.

Bishop Stang Honor Society

Students at Bishop Stang loading cereal into the pantry truck

Cereal ready for distribution

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fishes and Loaves ... and more

Thanks to the Friendly Sons of St Patrick and Mr. Flynn who donated 900 lbs of frozen fish patties and rolls, to the students at Bishop Stang who donated many, many boxes of cereal, to the Greater Boston Food Bank, to the New Bedford Hunger Commission and to our many food distribution and food preparation volunteers there was an abundance of plenty for those who braved more cold temperatures and fierce winds to come to the pantry this Thursday. Thanks also to Father Murphy for his inspirational prayer and remarks before the pantry opened.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thank You to Polochick Chiropractor Center

The Polochick Chiropractic and Wellness Center recently had a "Patient Appreciation Day" where they asked their patients to bring in food cans or dry goods for St. Anthony's Food Pantry in lieu of paying a copay for an office visit. Their innovative idea and the thoughtfulness of their patients resulted in a generous and much appreciated donation of food and household items for distribution at the pantry.

Shown above are Joel from St Anthony's and Dexter from Sacred Hearts Seminary along with Dr George Polochick, Liz Polochick, Donna Cabral and Lisa Correrio of the Polochick Chiropractic and Wellness Center.