Friday, June 24, 2011

Generous Supporters and Dedicated Volunteers

From June 2010 thru May 2011 the Food Pantry has given out 40,309 bags of groceries and served 10,211 lunches! This would not have been possible without the generous donations of many persons here at Saint Anthony's and at other nearby parishes such as St. Mary’s, St. John Neumann, St Francis, St. John’s and Our Lady of Fatima. This would also not have been possible without the 700 volunteer hours a month it takes to keep the pantry running.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hot Time, Almost Summer in the City

Though it's not quite summer here in New Bedford it sure has been warm. In spite of the heat the pantry volunteers and visitors still have time to smile. For yesterday's visitors the pantry had cereal, assorted canned goods, lowfat or whole milk, juice, bratwurst or sausage, crackers, potato salad, onions, potatoes, eggs as well as a good lunch served with ice tea.

Please feel free to come by any Thursday to help out, even for an hour or two, you can make a difference. Please remember that we are no longer accepting any used items. You can bring your used clothing and household donations directly to Planet Earth, Savers or Gifts for Giving. Empty egg cartons and used plastic bags are always needed and of course any non perishable items you may have to spare are always appreciated.

Thanks again for all you do to help. And please stop by the pantry booth this weekend during the St. Anthony Feast.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Food Deliveries

Upcoming food delivery dates and times for this month are Wednesday June 8 at 1:15, Tuesday June 14 at 12:15, Wednesday June 15 at 1:15, and Wednesday June 22 at 3:15.

Unloading and storing the cases of food and produce received in these deliveries is vital to the operation of the Saint Anthony Food Pantry. If you are available at any of the delivery times for the month of June, or at the food distribution times on Thursdays, let us know by calling Paula, the Food Pantry Coordinator, at 508-993-1691.

Please note that you can check for upcoming deliveries and other pantry activity by looking at our calendar here or using the link under "Basic Pantry Information" in the menu on the right.