The Pelham Food Pantry of St. Patrick’s Parish, once housed in an old trailer, can thank its wonderful community for the grand re-opening it will celebrate this Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Several community organizations came together over the last few weeks to help renovate a two-car garage space at St. Patrick’s Parish that was previously being used for storage.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. that will serve as a re-introduction to Pelham’s new and improved food pantry. The event will thank all of those who participated in the project and hopefully inspire the community to donate canned and non-perishable food. Items that are most desired include cereal, dry pasta, peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, flour, sugar, canned meats, toiletries and other essentials.
Marietta Potter, president of the Women’s Guild and credited for starting the Pelham Food Pantry, brought on the parish’s men’s club, the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund and numerous local businesses to assist in the transformation of the church garage into a friendly and spacious food pantry. The Pelham Food Pantry is the recipient of many local food drives put on by the Scouts, the school district, community organizations and now, the entirely volunteer staff will be able to provide even more support for the community members who need food assistance.
The Pelham Food Pantry is open to the community on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Donation drop boxes are available at all times and located at St. Patrick’s Parish. The Food Pantry is thrilled to celebrate their grand re-opening and volunteers are always appreciated. If you would like to offer your assistance, please contact Cheryl Brunelle at 603-635-3610 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.