The Shepherd’s Pantry serves over 120 families each Saturday between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. at the Long Plain United Methodist Church located at 1215 Main St. in Acushnet. However, at this time of year, the total amount of families who come by looking for help increases dramatically.
This particular fund raiser receives monetary donations that the pantry’s dedicated volunteers use to restock the shelves of food items that are running low or are out of completely. With the pantry’s monthly expenditures that runs in the thousands of dollars in food purchases, you can clearly see the need for this yearly venture.
In all of the years that this tradition has been continuing during both Thanksgiving and Christmas, thousands of dollars have been collected to augment the donated non-perishable food that is given out each week to the area’s needy families.
If folks would like to help, please send your tax-deductible contributions to the Shepherd’s Pantry, P.O. Box 760, Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Together, we can make a difference for the less fortunate.
Gerry Payette, Fund-raiser Coordinator
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