We hope you are all doing well and managing to stay healthy during this difficult time. As you know, the Pantry has been temporarily closed for the past few weeks in order to regroup.
Our staff team has been working very hard to recruit new volunteers, establish a fleet of trucks and drivers to retrieve our orders from the Greater Boston Food Bank, fine tune the drive-thru operation and ensure that enhanced safety protocols are in place.
We are happy to announce that the Pantry will reopen on Friday, April 24th!
If you or someone you know needs help with groceries, we encourage you to visit.
Loaves & Fishes recently closed temporarily despite no known cases of Covid-19 among our staff and volunteers. We had made several changes to continue operating in the current state of emergency but eventually needed to close for a short time to refresh our volunteers, secure a new means of getting our food supply and fine-tune our drive-thru operation and safety protocols. We are now re-grouping and preparing to re-open soon.
You can help: we still need lower vulnerability volunteers, a box truck with driver once a week and financial donations.
We know our clients depend on us perhaps more than usual right now and will be opening as soon as we can.
For more details on how we got here, what’s coming, how you can help and what clients can expect when we re-open:
“When my son David told me he was hungry, it broke my heart.”
Your support gives hope to our neighbors in need.
Daniel is a Veteran, a single dad and a dedicated and loving father. He works on the line at a local manufacturing company.
“I’ve always been a hard worker and never pictured myself going to a food pantry, but rent, utility bills and insurance have all increased so much and money for groceries has been limited. I’ve been doing the best I can but we eat a lot of noodles, soup and peanut butter sandwiches. When my son David told me he was hungry, it broke my heart. I saw a brochure about the Pantry at the grocery store and knew what I needed to do. I am so thankful for Loaves & Fishes, they’ve given me food and hope!” Sincerely, Daniel
Several local businesses have pledged $11,750 in matching funds. Your gift will be doubled if you donate by April 30th!