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The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few or at least fewer than we need! The Family Pantry has been successful in providing food to people in need for over 22 years and the primary reason for our success is the group of dedicated volunteers who now number over 300! And those are just the regular volunteers who work at the pantry, thrift shop or garden every week. There are at least another hundred people who work for us on a more occasional basis! If you know anyone who volunteers at the pantry please thank them for the tremendous support they are providing to our neighbors as they need a little help. Now with 300 + volunteers you may find this hard to believe but we are looking for a few more volunteers! The specific areas that need help are: 1.       Warehouse bottles & cans crew. Recycled bottles and cans are a great revenue stream for us but it is labor intensive to collect them & then sort and bag them and we need some additional volunteers. This work is done Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 7AM (or 8 if 7 is too early) to 10AM. It is a fun group of people and it is educational (there is always a new beer that you have never heard of) as well as good exercise. You don’t need to work all three days – just working one will be a great help to us. 2.       Garden help will be needed this Fall as many of our student gardeners go back to school. We have work available Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 9 to 12 as well as 1-3:30 on Tuesdays & Thursdays.   We also will have some special garden work days and would be glad to have you or your group join us for those days. 3.       The thrift shop needs people to iron, sort and arrange clothing for sale. The thrift shop is open Monday through Saturday and most people work either a morning or an afternoon the same day each week. This job does involve being on your feet and active during your shift.   If you are interested in any of these positions please call the pantry on 508-432-6519 or email pwatson@thefamilypantry.com for more information.                 If you are not able to volunteer we always welcome financial support. -- Mary Anderson The Family Pantry: Serving All of Cape Cod 133 Queen Anne Road Harwich, MA 02645 508-432-6519 x5 fax 508-432-7083 www.thefamilypantry.com  

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Second Glance, The Family Pantry's upscale thrift shop has moved to a new and larger location on Route 28 - 563 Main Street in Harwich Port (right next to Dino's Restaurant). We are still open Monday through Saturday 10-4 but we have more room and that means more fine quality items for you to purchase while supporting The Family Pantry. Please stop in and see how how we can help you shop economically without sacrificing quality! more photos While this is a bigger location for us and we are now able to display a lot more clothing and houshold items we still need all doantions to be brought to the pantry for sorting and storage: Drop off times at the pantry are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 7AM to noon, Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30-3:30 and Thursday evenings 5-7PM at the location below: The Family Pantry 133 Queen Anne Road Harwich, MA 02645 All proceeds from this shop go back to support The Family Pantry. The Family Pantry is the only large food pantry that serves all of Cape Cod. In 2010 the organization provided food and clothing to over 3,000 Cape Cod households which included just under 8,000 people. The Family Pantry's considerable experience and the resources that it brings to the Cape's hunger relief network have earned it a leadership role as the lead partner for the Greater Boston Food Bank on Cape Cod.

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Saturday June 18th was the ribbon cutting ceremony at the pantry's new and expanded fruit and vegetable garden. This day was the culmination of several months of hard work starting with clearing trees and grading the land back in the winter months. . More Ribbon Cutting Photos The garden is located on land licensed to the pantry by the Town of Harwich. John Our was selected to cut the symbolic ribbon not only for the extensive work that his company provided for this project but also the Our Family have been supporters of the pantry since we opened in 1989! Kyle Milbier represented the Garden Committee and thanked all of the major donors to this project, many of whom were in attendance. The sun shone on our garden and Father Joe Towle and Reverend Jim David provided blessing on our garden and all involved in its creation and maintenance.

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It's big and It's beautiful Come join us to celebrate The Family Pantry's new garden!    Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  June 18, 2011 From 1:00 - 2:00 PM   The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 1pm in the garden, located directly behind the pantry at 133 Queen Anne Road in Harwich, MA. The Garden Commitee invites all who are interested in celebrating to join us. At this time, the commitee will give thanks to the many donors and individuals who have so generously contributed their time, skills, supplies, and passion over the past months to complete the garden project.   As many of you already know, keeping fresh produce in stock has always been a challenge for the pantry. The new garden will provide clients with rich, nutritious vegetables. Volunteers will staff the garden this summer and autumn in order to maintain the direct flow of fruits and vegetables into clients' shopping bags. The grand opening of the garden is truly a celebration of community. We hope that the garden itself will bring Cape & Islands residents together for years to come. Grand Opening of The Family Pantry's Fruit and Vegetable Garden

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Press Release: The Family Pantry recently elected new Officers on its Board of Directors: President, Anne Watson Vice-President, Richard Waystack Secretary, Mary Kocot Treasurer, Brian Michaelan The Family Pantry is the only large food pantry that serves all of Cape Cod. In 2010 the organization provided food and clothing to over 3,000 Cape Cod households which included just under 8,000 people. The Family Pantry's considerable experience and the resources that it brings to the Cape's hunger relief network have earned it a leadership role as the lead partner for the Greater Boston Food Bank on Cape Cod. For more information please contact: The Family Pantry 133 Queen Anne Road, Harwich, MA 02645 508-432-6519 www.thefamilypantry.com

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