Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Blessings

Through the generosity of so many we were able to distribute a canned ham, a new blanket,
and a Christmas stocking to everyone that came to the Pantry December 22nd. The line was
long but we were fortunate to have a warm day with temperatures in the low 50's.
The crowd was patient and thankful for the donations they received. Lasalette Shrine had
donated Christmas stockings last year and we collected small items throughout the year
to fill them. We also received some candy from the Boston Food Bank for everyone's sweet
tooth. Many groups, schools and individuals contributed by collecting canned goods.
Mayor Lang's office from the city of New Bedford donated gift cards, spiral hams and
turkeys. We served everyone a cup go homemade clam chowder and a turkey sandwich.

Our volunteers are always ready to help with a smile and a helping hand. Unfortunately
we neglected to take many pictures.
Next year will bring more challenges and we continue to pray for God's help in serving others.
May you have a blessed New Year. Please consider visiting the Pantry any Thursday during
our normal hours of 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.