With Thanksgiving upon us, it is a time to count our blessings and be thankful for the ability to put food on our table. Many struggle with that most basic need which is why Robert Paul proudly supports the Family Pantry of Cape Cod.
In 1989, a group of people from Holy Trinity Church saw a need and decided to start a pantry. Today, the pantry is a non-profit organization staffed by over 500 volunteers. Housed in a large warehouse in Harwich, the pantry serves as a distribution center to the 30 pantries on the Cape & Islands. The Pantry serves over 9,000 people annually.
Agent Tony Guthrie admits that he initially didn’t realize the importance that the Family Pantry played to the community. “The Family Pantry has become an important if not vital part of supporting the locals through the off season or when people are transitioning jobs. This organization works tirelessly to provide good, nutritious food and support for anyone in need. They really are the lifeline to many of our Cape neighbors, ” said Guthrie.
In addition to food distribution, the Pantry assists with clothing donations, fuel assistance and helping clients apply for SNAP benefits. The Pantry also runs the Second Glance thrift shop. In this season of giving, the Family Pantry helps so many people.
How to Help
Become a volunteer with the Family Pantry and support their mission of helping neighbors in need. Your donation is tax deductible for US federal income tax purposes. Receive information on news and events.
Some of the other great organizations that we are proud to support include the National Alliance on Mental Illness, TB12 Foundation, CHAF, Barnstable Land Trust and Cotuit Center for the Arts. Be sure to check back on our blog for more information on these organizations in the coming weeks leading up to #GivingTuesday.