Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Family Today

What would the Holy Family look like if born in our time into poverty today? Would they have turned up looking for food? The picture tells its own story, waiting for food at the food pantry week before Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Firefighters Lending a Hand

A group of Firefighters from Station 8 came on last Thursday to help out at the Food Pantry. It’s their Christmas get together, and they choose to begin their day helping others. Thank you to Gary Boucher, Shawn Sivil, Chris Mount, District Chief Cooper, and Dean Vincent. God Bless you for your kindness!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Parishioners Support Pantry

For the past month, students, staff, and instructors from Gonsalves Tae Kwon Do in Acushnet have collected food items to donate to St Anthony Food Pantry. They collected over 1,200 food items this year. This is their 5th year holding a Christmas Food Drive for the St. Anthony Food Pantry. In the photo are Aimee Racine, Kyle Racine, Ed Ross, Ed Ross III, Brian Mailloux, and Kevin Zeppenfeld. Thank you for your kindness and generosity to those less fortunate.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Normandin Middle School Supports Pantry

Last Thursday morning the pantry picked up over 60 cartons of food that the students at Normandin Middle School had collected for us. The food was distributed to visitors to our pantry that very afternoon! The hard work and generosity of the students and the staff at Normandin is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Blanket Drive

Please join St. Anthony of Padua Food Pantry in our efforts to keep our fellow neighbors warm this winter. Our goal is to raise 1008 fleece blankets and distribute them to the needy in our community this holiday season. The blankets are charity discounted 50% off from our friends at NorthEast Fleece and are only $5.00 each. With as little as $20.00 your generous donation will keep four neighbors warm this cold winter season. Please help us spread the word about this local blanket drive, through your support we can raise awareness about homelessness in America. Together we can make a difference. Please visit to make your donation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Large Crowd, Good Fun and Helping Hands

The lines at  the pantry are getting longer as the winter months approach. The pantry served over 400 people last week. Even with the long lines and the extra work the many volunteers joined in the Halloween spirit. Seminarians from Sacred Heart joined us to help out.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank You to SMFOA

Southeastern Massachusetts Football Officials Association for their generous donation to the Food Pantry. President Joseph Flynn has members bring non-perishable items to their weekly meetings.  Every month they donate all they collect to local food pantrys in the southeast region.  Thank you to Kyle Canastra for delivering all the boxes of food.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Food Pantry Donation

Mark Medeiros of South Coast Travel Guide recently donated a check for $500.00 to St Anthony of Padua Food Pantry.  Thank you, Mark,  for your generous donation!

Mark Medeiros and Father Murphy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bishop Stang National Honor Society Helps

Thank you to the Bishop Stang National Honor Society (NHS) who hosted the annual NHS Rock-a-thon Food Drive. The Society donated between 1500-2000 pounds of food to the St Anthony’s Food Pantry. Great job!

Bishop Stang National Honor Society 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Food Pantry Fund Raiser

Thank you to Stacie Hallal, Fred Despres, and their great group of volunteers. And thank you also to the Knights of Columbus who provided the tickets, Joel Cosmo who donated the TV and Ismeal Perez who donated the blue ray player, and all  the additional persons who helped make the Clam Cake and Chowder Food Pantry Fundraiser a big success. The total raised was $3234.00 The funds collected will help to defray the cost of a police detail which could cost up to $7800.00 yearly.

Joe Amaral and his granddaughter collecting and selling tickets at the fundraiser.

Fred, Father Murphy and Stacie in the kitchen

A large group showed up to support the Food Pantry

Stacie mixing up clam cakes.

Flu Shots

Once again this year flu shots are being provided to all who come to the food pantry. Pictured here are Andrew Weisburgh Pharmacy Manager and Hendrick Hernandez from Rite-Aid on Acushnet Ave.