The Sudbury Food Pantry’s Pat Mullen (left) tells Sara Barker all about the Pantry during the HOPEsudbury Telethon on November 5, 2011.
A great and timely profile on Channel 5/WCVB of one of Sudbury’s little gems – The Sudbury Community Food Pantry
The all-volunteer, choice pantry has been serving Sudbury and surrounding communities since 1990. It’s located in the basement of Our Lady of Fatima Church on 160 Concord Road and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Some facts about our Food Pantry:
- More than 3,000 families a year visit the Sudbury pantry
- 10 percent of recipients are Sudbury residents, the rest come from a variety of communities, not just abutting towns
- No referral letter or proof of need is required
- An estimated 70 volunteers run the pantry
Donations come from individuals, houses of worship, community organizations and scouts. Sudbury Public School children donate 40 to 45 percent of the goods.
This is the time of year when pantry need is great, more so this year because of the challenging economy.
Why not drop off a bag of groceries in Sudbury or at a food pantry near you? Click here for a list of local pantries.