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 The Family Pantry of Cape Cod   Clothing Give-Away   Saturday February 25, 2012   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM   Back Warehouse of The Family Pantry of Cape Cod 133 Queen Anne Rd., Harwich, MA   You do not need to be a client of the pantry.   Bring your own bags if you can.  

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Nine year old Chatham native, Ryan Shepman, decided to forego his birthday gifts this year and instead had his family and friends donate healthy food to the pantry!  Seen here with his parents and brother, Ryan found his inspiration during his second grade field trip to the pantry last year. That's the way to be a leader Ryan. Thank you!   And below is Ryan with his brother presenting his donation to Patty Watson, Assistant Director of the Family Pantry of Cape Cod.

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 The following is a portion of a memo that Shepley Wood Products sent to their employees.  Their mission - a Food Drive to help support The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.  Thank you Shepley! _____________________________________________________   Hey kids - we’re having a food drive to support the good work of the Family Pantry of Cape Cod!   Starting now, and continuing through February 14, we are calling ourselves the Shepley Cupids, and we are collecting money and non-perishable foods to donate to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, which serves ALL of our neighbors on the Cape, Islands, and even over the bridge!  We are accepting donations at all Shepley locations (Hyannis, Nantucket, and Wellfleet).  Food items always in need are: canned tuna, peanut butter, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, healthy all-fruit jams and jellies, low sodium canned vegetables, low sodium hearty soups, and powdered milk.  However, the Pantry also gladly accepts money donations, and that money goes a long way, because the Pantry can buy food at 19 cents per pound through the Greater Boston Food Bank!      

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 Josh Wile, Regional Manager of Agway presented a check to Mary Anderson for The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. This was part of an employee and customer participation in a raffle of LCD televisions to raise money for the pantry.    Thanks to Josh and Agway! 

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  Family Pantry of Cape Cod Selects Harwich Builder for Facility Improvement Project Increased clients and demand for services require Family Pantry to modify site Harwich, MA, January 11, 2012 – In November, the Family Pantry of Cape Cod provided food to 1,241 families in need (3,400 people) – a record for the Harwich-based nonprofit. This milestone and a steady increase in clients called for the Family Pantry to enlist the professional services of Harwich’s Rick Roy Construction as it seeks better ways to deliver services at its 133 Queen Anne Road facility. “In our 22 year history of successfully providing food and clothing to those in need throughout Cape Cod the number of clients needing our services has grown exponentially with a 60% increase since 2005,” said Mary Anderson, director of the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. “Our Board of Directors understood that in order to efficiently accomplish our mission of providing food and clothing to those in need, we needed to modify the interior of the building to reflect our new realities.” In the past six years the Family Pantry of Cape Cod experienced the following changes: ·         An increase in the number of people needing Family Pantry services from an average of 500-600 clients each month to just under 1,000 ·         Volunteers grew from 100 to over 300 ·         Adding Food Stamp Applications and Fuel Assistance Applications as core services ·         Hiring two part time employees, an Assistant Director & a Warehouse Supervisor to better manage the business ·         Expanding food choices by regularly offering frozen meats and fresh produce in addition to canned and packaged food ·         Creating a thrift shop to augment pantry revenues and help pay for increased services ·         Planting production garden to provide more fresh vegetables and fruits to our clients Anderson added, “Rick Roy Construction clearly understood our goals and presented a very thorough plan to work in stages so that we stay open with no gaps in services throughout the construction process”. Since 1995 Rick Roy Construction has established a reputation on Cape Cod for building quality custom homes, remodeling, restoration and commercial construction. The reconfiguration provides: ·         Increased space and better flow in the food distribution and clothing distribution area ·         Increased space in the clothing sorting area to help keep thrift shop and pantry boutique stocked appropriately ·         A private area to conduct initial client interviews and process food stamp and fuel assistance applications in a dignified and confidential manner ·         A multi-purpose room for new services such as cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes, managing the gift card program, client and volunteer activities and training, management of holiday programs, and committee and Board meetings ·         A handicapped accessible bathroom. The Family Pantry of Cape Cod has always served people well and these changes will allow it to do so more efficiently and afford more dignity for the clients. -- Mary Anderson The Family Pantry 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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