July 13, 2024

From Rehoboth Food Pantry:

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Hello from the Rehoboth Food Pantry! As we transition into summer, the food pantry is facing significant challenges moving into the summer and fall. The Rehoboth Food Pantry has been part of the Rehoboth Community for decades. The Pantry provides confidential food and fuel assistance to any Rehoboth resident that finds themselves in need of assistance. Unfortunately, the fight against hunger continues and our pantry plays a key role in helping ensure food security for many here in Rehoboth.

Your Pantry is currently experiencing an increase in demand for food. Records for the past six months have shown a steady increase in food going out our doors. This spring, we distributed over 1600 bags of food! It’s great that we were able to meet this need, however our pantry is also experiencing declining donations of both food and monetary donations. The current situation raises concerns here at the pantry. There are many contributing factors, fewer food drives being sponsored, an inflationary economy, and an increase in the demand for our services. If you think about it, the pantry faces many of the same challenges as your household budget, especially when it comes to food or fuel.

Our challenge to our fellow Rehoboth residents is asking for your help in a manner you are comfortable doing: Run a food drive, donate food at one of our many food drop off locations, send us a monetary donation so we can stretch our food buying dollars at the subsidized Greater Boston Food Bank, or even volunteer at the pantry. These are challenging times, and the pantry provides valuable assistance to our neighbors in need right here in Rehoboth. How can you help?

The town has a long history supporting our neighbors in need. Please consider donating, food, money, or time. Thank you for your continued support, the Rehoboth Food Pantry is a registered 501c3 charity, our address is Rehoboth Food Pantry, 51 Winthrop St Unit 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769. We can also be found on the web, Facebook or give us a call 508-493-1922.

Sincerely, Bob Brawley
President Rehoboth Food Pantry
www.rehobothfoodpantryma.org  

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