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Food pantry receives Project Bread grant

Posted by Jessica Rudis  October 9, 2009 09:30 AM

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A Place to Turn, an emergency food and clothing pantry in Natick, recently received a grant from Project Bread to support their work through the winter ahead.

Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization, distributed $259,000 to A Place to Turn and 58 other emergency food services as part of its annual Appreciation and Grant Award Ceremony at the Colonnade Hotel Boston.

Project Bread-funded agencies reported serving 57 million meals in 2008, the highest number of meals ever recorded.

The award will be used to continue to provide for people in need in these tough economic times, particularly during the cold winter months.

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  1. Your readers with late season herb and vegetable gardens may well find that they will grow more than they can use, preserve or give to friends.

    They may want to visit www.AmpleHarvest.org - a site that helps diminish hunger by enabling backyard gardeners to share their crops with neighborhood food pantries.

    The site is free both for the food pantries and the gardeners using it.

    More than 990 food pantries nationwide are already on it and more are signing up daily.

    It includes preferred delivery times, driving instructions to the pantry as well as (in many cases) information about store bought items also needed by the pantry (for after the growing season).

    AmpleHarvest.org enables people to help their community by reaching into their back yard instead of their back pocket.

    Lastly, if your reader's community has a food pantry, they should make sure the pantry registers on www.AmpleHarvest.org. Its free.

    Posted by Gary October 9, 09 02:22 PM