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Hello, fellow volunteers and supporters--
On Wednesday, September 14th, we distributed food to a total of 82 clients including 2 first-time clients and 80 for whom this was not their first visit.  They represented a total of 171 household members including 7 new recipients.  This distribution left thirty-four pre-assembled bags in the closet for emergency distribution and to begin preparing for our October 12 distribution in another week.
 
While all contributions are  welcome, donations of food to the pantry between now and our next distribution on Oct. 12 would be most helpful if they concentrated on the above foods. As you may know, clients who receive SNAP benefits, formerly called food stamps, are not able to spend their benefits on needed paper goods, diapers, and any other non-food household supplies.  While not the primary mission of the Barre Food Pantry, donations in any of these categories are most welcome too. 
Clients, volunteers, friends and supporters have responded so enthusiastically to our request for clean empty egg cartons that we are back to having enough in hand that we are challenged to find storage for them until they can be used.  So if you have been saving empty egg cartons for the Food Pantry, we ask you to hang on to them for a while until our current supply depletes.  We’ll let you know when we need them again.  Thanks!

We have received the dollar figures the Federal government will be using in the coming year to qualify would-be clients for emergency food assistance.  These household income levels apply both to SNAP benefits and federally-provided (through the U.S. Department of Agriculture) food pantry aid.  
Thank you for all your help and support.  We really couldn't do it without you.

OTHER WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP

Drop off non-perishables at the library or at the Barre Family Health Center.

Contact Michelle Bertrand at the food bank
 774-757-7888 for information about how  your group can hold a food drive.

Call Sonja - we can always use volunteers to help
set up the monthly distribution, carry groceries for clients each month or help deliver to shut-ins.

For information about volunteering call Sonja @ (978) 355-4002. For emergency assistance or answers to other questions call Chuck @ (978) 355-6463 We will return your call.

 

You can help our work in the  community by Sponsoring a Food Drive, by making a donation or by giving of your time.

For information about volunteering call Sonja @ (978) 355-6921. For emergency assistance or answers to other questions call Chuck @ (978) 355-6463 We will return your call.

The Barre Food Pantry is located at the Barre Congregational Church on Park Street.

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