December 15, 2017

News from the Rehoboth Food Pantry

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'Tis the Season of Giving', and the residents of Rehoboth have been opening their hearts to help fellow Rehoboth residents. We can't begin to thank all the organizations, clubs, businesses and individuals whose kind and charitable donations helped so many neighbors this past month! It is truly amazing how much support there has been All the donations, both monetary and food items, and the many volunteers who stock shelves, pick up food, and so much more - demonstrates just how committed residents are in caring for our neighbors - it's truly heartwarming! So many of you made the start of the holiday season brighter, and the pantry's shelves are well stocked as we move into December.

We have a few new drop off locations from our friendly businesses:

Munroe Feed & Supply
200 Fairview Ave, Rehoboth

Harvest Market
2685 Gar Highway, Swansea

Other drop off locations are:

Blanding Library - Bay State Rd.
Normal library hours

Edward Jones - 492 Winthrop St
During Business Hours

Land-Tek - 477 Winthrop St.
Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM

Senior Center - Bay State Rd.
Mon - Thurs, 9AM - 3 PM

"The pantry thanks you for doing what you do!" says Bill Dalpe, President of the Rehoboth Food Pantry. "Providing easy access locations for folks to donate makes it much easier logistically as we collect."

As we move into 2018, we are looking for those individuals and businesses willing to run food drives in order to keep our shelves stocked beyond the holiday season.

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 pre-qualify through the Council on Aging: Bradley Marshall is the contact - 508-252-3372 ext. 4017

Veterans can pre-qualify through our Veterans Agent: Jake Kramer is the contact - 508-252-6744

All others can pre-qualify through the Food Pantry directly: Department of transitional assistance 508-884-5300 or go to https://www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-food-stamps

As the weather turns colder, the need for fuel assistance rises. Monetary donations translate to warm homes for families in need. The pantry provides emergency fuel for Rehoboth residents, be it oil, gas, electric, or wood. Contact the appropriate individual above if you are in need of fuel assistance.

Once again, 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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