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Food Pantry Need Your Donations During COVID-19

By on April 24, 2020 in Misc, Recent News

With businesses closing and an increase in job loss, food insecurity is a concern in our community. Barnstable County residents have risen to the occasion have been helping our most vulnerable residents.  However, food pantries are in continual need of support.  Here are ways you can help:

Primary Need is Monetary Donations

The primary need is monetary donations. Food Pantries can purchase food through the Greater Boston Food Bank. $1 yields four meals! 

Donations to the Cape Cod Hunger Network

The Cape Cod Hunger Network receives donations that are dispersed to participating food pantries and food access points. Make donations to the Cape Cod Hunger Network.

Donations for the Cape Cod Council of Churches

Information on how to donate to Family Table Collaborative, operated by the Faith Family Kitchen or Hands of Hope Food can be found HERE.

Food Donations

Food donations aren’t being taken by all pantries, mostly due to the streamlined pre-packing of standardized bags of food using minimal volunteers as well as respecting strict social distancing rules.

Some food pantry sites need volunteers, while some are asking for food donations. All food pantries have implemented strict safety precautions to accommodate social distancing, so please contact your local food pantry or meal site for more information on the guidelines.

If you would like to contribute food, please see the list of food pantries below. It’s a good idea to give them a call ahead of time to find out what days and hours they accept contributions.

List of Food Pantries

 

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