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From the Director's Chair 
 
The Holidays are upon us and the Pantry is ready! Toys and turkeys are everywhere and the volunteers have once again successfully morphed into holiday elves. The Pantry volunteers are pretty amazing, not only are they serving hundreds of clients three days a week, they commit countless hours to the holiday programs offered through the Pantry.
 
In a world that can be a little confusing, there is one thing you can count on and that is The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. We have 640 great volunteers and a community willing to support those who need a little extra, food, clothing, and care across the Cape.
 
If you want to smile, scroll down and check out the next generation of philanthropists on Cape Cod. Liam Jordan is a local middle school student who makes us all proud!
 
All of us at the Pantry wish you a wonderful holiday season and a safe and peaceful new year!

Christine 
 
Turkey Day at The Family Pantry 
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500 turkey dinners planned!
 
The distribution of over 500 turkeys, will be held on November 19. Clients with three or more members in their family are able to register to receive this holiday tradition. Donated frozen turkeys are gratefully accepted at The Family Pantry in Harwich.
 
Toy Day at The Family Pantry
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Over 1,000 children to receive toys
 
The Pantry elves are planning to hand out toys, pajamas, games and puzzles, to over 1,000 Pantry children on December 17. Client children must be pre-registered. New unwrapped toys can be donated at the Family Pantry, and at a number of business locations in Harwich
 
Shop for the Hungry Capital Campaign
 
$80,000 to go and the $1 million campaign will be complete
Thank You!!!
 
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod makes it possible for many of our Cape residents to live on the Cape year-round, raise their families, and contribute to the community as retail clerks, housekeepers, nurse aides, landscapers, servers, drivers, grocery clerks, etc. You can help those who help make the Cape so amazing by donating to the Shop for the Hungry campaign. Please click here to learn how you can help those who help us!
 
Volunteer Highlights
 
Over 640 volunteers support The Family Pantry of Cape Cod
 
Jim and Rose O'Meara along with Linda McNeill-Kemp and Steven Kemp smile for the camera at the annual volunteer luncheon
 
Board Chair Susan Adsit mingles with volunteers Eleanor Casey, Ralph Porter and Louise Bendonis
 
Volunteers enjoy the Lighthouse Inn deck at the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon
 
New Directors and Trustees Join Pantry
 
The Family Pantry is pleased to announce the new 2018 board members. We are so grateful for their willingness to support The Family Pantry of Cape Cod! Long time board member Amy Camenga departs from the board after many years as a dedicated member of the team.

Board of Directors
John DiVito - Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank
Craig Morong - Atlantic Financial Partners
Richard Roy - Rick Roy Construction
 
Board of Trustees
Nancy Diehl DiGiovanni - Harwich Port, MA
Mary Kocot - Harwich Port, MA
Peter Moynagh - Harwich Port, MA
John Our - Harwich Port, MA
Anne Watson - Harwich Port, MA
Daniel Wolf - Harwich, MA
 
 
So Many to Thank..... Here are a few!
 
 
 
PSD Fund for Working Families
We are honored to partner with and have the support of the PSD Fund in providing food and clothing to those in need across our Cape community. Their generous donation will provide 40,000 meals for families on Cape Cod and help ease the stress of those who are struggling. PSD Fund for Working Families
 
The Bilezikian Family Foundation funded the purchase of a new three door freezer/display case for the Family Pantry food distribution. The Foundation has been a long time supporter of the Pantry and those we serve.
 
The Dennis Cycle Center located at 249 Great Western Road procured 100 bikes and 100 helmets for the annual Family Pantry holiday bike raffle. Owner Matt Van Gelder and team are assembling and storing the bikes while waiting for Santa to arrive.
 
Sheldon Stewart of Stewart Painting sponsored the Family Pantry in the Cape and Plymouth Business Annual Giving Guide. Thank you for helping to spread the word about the Pantry.
 
The TJX companies have partnered with the Pantry to make the holidays a little brighter. Their gift card donation will be distributed during the annual toy day. TJX Companies
 
Liam Jordan orchestrated a clothing drive through the Monomoy Middle School. The drive provided 10 bags of children's clothing. Well Done Liam!
 
Project Bread - Provided an annual donation giving 2,000 meals to those in need
Jack Conway and Company - Hosted their annual baby drive providing critical infant and baby items
Harvest for the Hungry and Tim Friary of the Cape Cod Organic Farm - Provided 5,000 pounds of butternut squash and sweet potatoes to local pantries
The Gardner Family - Donated to the Family Pantry holiday bike drive, for the second year, in memory of Nancy Alice Gardner
Cape Community Business Partners - Donated and delivered 100 turkeys to the annual Turkey Day
Chatham Wayside Inn - Continued their Thanksgiving tradition of donating and delivering 100 turkeys to the annual Turkey Day.
Marilyn Montgomery - In memory of George and Helen Montgomery
 
Volunteer Openings 
 
There are immediate volunteer openings in the following areas. Please click the link below to submit your application to volunteer. Linda, the volunteer coordinator, will call you once she has received your application. She will set up a tour of the Pantry to discuss your interests
 
Mobile Pantry: Wednesdays 8:00 am -10:30 am
Second Glance Thrift Shop: All shifts, including Saturdays
Main Pantry:
Stocking:
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Thursday: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 9:30 am 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Food Distribution:
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Clothing Boutique:
Thursday: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:15 am - 12:00 noon
 
 
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