November 21, 2017

News from the Pantry!

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It's hard to believe we're already in November! Volunteers at the Rehoboth Food Pantry have been hard at work stocking shelves, organizing drives, procuring food, etc. and doing our best to keep the transition as seamless as possible to our clients. In this season of giving, organizers of the food pantry are hopeful that neighbors will once again give generously this holiday season.
There are so many to thank this month, so we'll start with the below organizations that ran food drives in October. These collections really helped to get our shelves stocked for the upcoming Holidays.
•American Legion Post 302
•Dighton Rehoboth Regional Soccer Boosters
•Girl Scout Troop
•Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Saint Vincent de Paul
•Rehoboth Breed Expo
•Rehoboth Post Office
•Rhode Island Muzzle Loaders Club
•PTSA
•Sons of the American Legion Squadron 302
We also want to thank everyone who has donated directly to the food pantry. We can't do it without you, and we are greatly appreciative of the influx of donations. We also have a wonderful new group of volunteers that are assisting with sorting, pickups, shopping, and many ongoing pantry tasks. "It's wonderful to be part of a town with so many kind-hearted people willing to help neighbors in need," says William Dalpe, President of the Rehoboth Food Pantry.
We still could use more help, especially anyone that may have grant writing experience who would be willing to donate some time. We also welcome Scouts and others for community service hours.
November Food Drives:
As we approach the holidays, additional items that can help include:
•canned fruits and vegetables
•cranberry sauce
•dry mashed potatoes
•gravy
•juice
•stuffing

Boy Scout Troop 13 will be collecting food and paper goods in the lobby of the High School on the evening of the Town Meeting scheduled for November 6.
For those attending the Antiquarian Society Folk Art and Artisans show November 10th and 11th at Francis Farm, we will be holding a food drive to help keep our shelves stocked through the holidays. Please consider bringing cans or paper goods.
Anawan Grange is holding a member drive on November 14th where donations will be collected.
Just a reminder, The Rehoboth Food Pantry is located at 51 Winthrop Street in Rehoboth, MA. Every Thursday, between 2:30 and 4:30, the pantry opens its doors (located in the rear of the building) to help provide food and other necessities to town residents. It's important to be signed up prior to your visit. To pre-qualify for food assistance, Rehoboth residency and need are the only requirements.
To sign up, please contact the appropriate individual below.
Seniors can prequalify through the Council on Aging: Bradley Marshall is the contact - 508-252-3372 ext. 4017
Veterans can prequalify through our Veterans Agent: Jake Kramer is the contact - 508-252-6744
All others can prequalify through the Food Pantry directly: Bill Dalpe is the contact – Dial 211
Please consider donating to the Rehoboth Food Pantry and help keep everyone fed and warm. Call 508-493-1922 to learn about volunteering or donations; or mail your donation payable to Rehoboth Food Pantry to: Rehoboth Food Pantry, 51 Winthrop Street, Unit 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RehobothFoodPantry/
Rehoboth Food Pantry Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with public charity status or a 501 (c) (3) organization. Your cash contributions are deductible. Also deductible are devices, bequests, and transfers.
Scott Lacourse is the Public Relations Director for the Rehoboth Food Pantry. Our contact information is 508-493-1922 or rfoodpantry@gmail.com.

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