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Plea to the community

July 23, 2012 |

Providence Ministries would like to make a plea to the community for non-perishable food items for both Kate's Kitchen and Margaret's Pantry. Similar to other pantries in the area, we too are in danger of temporarily closing as we are having great difficulty keeping up with the needs of the community. More and more individuals/families are accessing our two programs, and unfortunately the food we are allotted via MEFAP & USDA via the Western Mass Food Bank has been drastically cut. These two factors have left our pantry shelves quite bare as of late. Donations of peanut butter, rice, meals in a can, Hamburger Helper, beans, tuna fish, canned vegetables and fruit, drink mixes, cake mixes, cereals, tomato sauce/paste, soups, canned hams, etc. may be brought to Margaret's Pantry located on the side entrance of 56 Cabot St., in Holyoke, Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or to Kate's Kitchen in the rear of 51 Hamilton St., in Holyoke seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more ways you can help, please contact PMN's main office at 536-9109. Karen M. Blanchard Executive Director Providence Ministries

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