Chronicle Readers Raise $25K-Plus For Family Pantry

By: Alan Pollock

Topics: Hunger

More than 650 volunteers keep the Family Pantry humming. FILE PHOTO

CHATHAM Though there’s still ample opportunity for beaching, boating and barbecuing, the summer 2019 visitor season is behind us, and so is our summertime edition of Helping Neighbors. But the summer visitors who contributed to the campaign left behind more than footprints in the sand.

Joined by some year-rounders, they contributed more than $25,000 to support the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, helping put nutritious meals on the table for local families.

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“Thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign,” Executive Director Christine Menard said Tuesday. “The funds will provide over 100,000 meals to residents across the Cape.”

“Once again, The Chronicle’s readers have shown their generosity,” Cape Cod Chronicle Publisher Henry C. Hyora said. “It’s a privilege to serve such a great community of year-round residents and summer visitors.”

The Family Pantry is on track to serve about 10,000 clients this year, providing close to 100,000 bags of groceries for families struggling to meet the high cost of living on the Cape. While the summertime Helping Neighbors campaign fell short of its fundraising goal, people can still make a contribution.

“And in just 12 weeks, we’ll be back to launch the holiday edition of Helping Neighbors, just in time for Thanksgiving,” Hyora said.

 

Contribute by sending a tax-deductible contribution to The Family Pantry, 133 Queen Anne Rd., Harwich, MA 02645, or by texting the word “hunger” to 80100 to donate $20.