Friday, October 29, 2010

A Very Busy October

The pantry was very busy again this month. It is hard to imagine how we could meet the growing need for food assistance without the hard work of our many dedicated regular volunteers ... some of whom are shown in this collection of recent photos.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

September Report

On the five Thursdays that the pantry was open during the month of September we provided 4,144 bags of groceries to families that included 958 adults, 78 seniors and 889 children under the age of 18.

Along with these bags of groceries we distributed a great variety of fresh produce including kale, collard greens, green beans, squash, zucchini and onions received from Sharing the Harvest, a farm in Dartmouth in which the Hunger Commission is a collaborating partner.

During September we also served more than 964 meals.

Coats that have been collected for the past several months will be being distributed starting on October 21st

So far 236 turkeys have been donated for Thanksgiving ... yes, that's a lot of turkeys, but we need about 300 more!

And please don't forget that our Blanket Drive will begin November 1st ... we've already received some blankets but we will need many more to help meet the need in our community.

Thank you again to everyone who has donated and to all who plan to donate as well. For further information on turkey and blanket donations please contact Paula Briden, Food Pantry Coordinator, by phone at 508-993-1691 or by email at .

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bishop Stang Food Drive

On Monday this week we were at Bishop Stang High School where the National Honor Society students had collected over 8,600 lbs of food donations during their Rock-a-thon Food Drive. Wow!

Thankfully we have a big truck and thankfully the students were there to load and pack the portion of donations allocated for Saint Anthony's Food Pantry. Rock on!