The Rehoboth Food Pantry Wishes You All a Joyful, Healthy, Peaceful, and Prosperous New Year
There is no question, 2020 has been a difficult year for so many of us, and though we have now turned the page to 2021, there is so much positive to reflect on from such a tumultuous 2020.
First and foremost, The Pantry is incredibly grateful for all You have done to ensure we could keep our doors open through the pandemic. A week hasn’t gone by since this all began where residents and businesses alike have reached out to donate food, funds, and volunteering. Businesses, both in town and nearby, Rehoboth residents as well as nearby towns - you have kept the Pantry going in this time of need - and on behalf of all of those we were able to aid through the year, we thank you all!
To our team of volunteers, who have continued to handle sorting, distribution, shopping, even when restrictions were the greatest and safety was a concern - along with all their time, often providing their own gloves and masks - THANK YOU!
To the Community Garden and Moonrise Farms, and other local farmers, for providing fresh produce that otherwise would not have made it to our shelves - THANK YOU!
To the Individuals, families, residents of neighborhoods such as Horton Estates and The Reserve, for organizing donations and drop-offs - THANK YOU!
To the many businesses, many of whom wish to remain anonymous, who provided much needed monetary support, even when tough times hit their own bottom lines - THANK YOU!
To everyone who made the Thanksgiving Holiday more joyful, providing turkeys, pies, rolls, and other household necessities - THANK YOU!
To those who organized various food drives, like the Community Food Drive; DR High Student Government; The Rehoboth Lions; - three local teens - Cadynce, Cassidy, and Hailey, who took it upon themselves to create the Spread Kindness Drive - THANK YOU!
To Munroe Feed, Land-Tek, Farmer’s Market in Seekonk, and Blanding Library, for acting as convenient food drop off locations - THANK YOU!
To The Town of Rehoboth, which provided through the CARES act much-needed safety and protection equipment, paper goods, toiletries, and other necessities - THANK YOU!
To the entire team at the Rehoboth Reporter, whose generosity has allowed us to communicate important information to the town - THANK YOU!!
Lastly, we wish to thank past-president Bill Dalpe, who led our team through one of the most difficult times in our town’s history - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Bill’s term ended in 2020, and Vice President Bob Brawley will lead us through whatever 2021 shall bring.
The Pandemic has brought uncertainty, pain, and grief, but one thing it has not affected is the unfaltering giving nature of our Town, and we are all blessed to be among its residents.
As we now leave the “official” Holiday Season, know that we are here each week, providing confidential food and heating assistance for our Rehoboth residents who may need our aid; and we continue to be grateful for the incredible support this town brings. Please remember, if you are homebound, reach out so we may arrange for delivery.
A truly Happy New Year to all of Rehoboth!
The Rehoboth Food Pantry Boardmembers