Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Update

Thanks to the New Bedford Comission on Hunger we were able to distribute fresh vegetables to 377 families today.  Also a big thank  you to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachustees for their grant of $500.00 to the pantry.  We are collecting gently used winter coats to distribute as soon as the weather turns colder so if you are cleaning out closets and have any warm coats you are not going to wear this year please donate them to be worn by someone who will really appreciate having it.

Our volunteers have been working behind the scenes to keep up with the needs of our community. Almost fifty hard working individuals come in each week and keep the pantry running. Without them it would be an impossible task.  Several young men from a near by half way house come over and do all of the heavy lifting.  They are happy to be out in the community and they sure make it easier for us to get the heavy work done.

Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be here.  With continuing generosity we hope to provide a turkey with the fixings for Thanksgiving  and a new blanket for Christmas. The nurses from Southcoast Health Care Van will be distributing free flu shots, date is yet to be announced.

Thanks to all who help us to help others.  Paula Briden, Coordinator