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From the Director's Chair 
The garlic is growing in our garden so that means Spring must be near! Every year we look forward to the launch of the Family Pantry garden, known affectionately as "the beast". She is over 9,000 square feet and produces 3 tons of vegetables each year. The vegetables, ranging from beets to broccoli, will be a welcome addition as we strive to distribute up to 30% of all foods as fresh fruits and vegetables to our clients.
However, while we wait patiently for spring to arrive we continue to have record breaking weeks at the Pantry serving up to 400 families per week. All the more reason to take a minute and enjoy some wonderful soup at the annual Soup Bowls for Hunger benefit planned for April 11th at the Cape Cod Tech. If you have never attended, you are missing out on one of the signature events held in Harwich each year.
While you are enjoying your soup, know that we will be working on the details of this year's Summer Gala slated for June 24th. The gala funds our summer season and makes it possible for the Pantry to feed and clothe our seasonal and year round clients. This year we are delighted to announce that the band "Pulse of Boston", who is described as a cross between Bruno Mars and the Temptations, will be filling the Wychmere Harbor Beach Club with great dance music for the Gala.
So, slurp some soup, get your dancing shoes dusted off, pull out the seed catalogs and mark your calendars for all the Family Pantry events planned over the next few weeks and months.
I hope to see you soon,
Soup Bowls for Hunger 2018 - Save The Date
This will be the 26th year the Cape Cod Potters have hosted this event to benefit the Family Pantry.
On April 11th, artists from across the Cape will donate hundreds of handmade soup bowls, the Girl Scouts will be hostessing, and the culinary department at Cape Cod Tech will offer two heartwarming soups.
The meal consists of a roll, coffee or tea, and a warming soup served in a handmade bowl that each participant gets to keep as a reminder of hunger on Cape Cod. All of the 600 plus bowls are handmade by professional potters, art students and those in art programs across Cape Cod.
There will be three seatings for this event 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 p.m.
The price of each ticket is $18 and each seating will sell out. Tickets will go on sale on March 1st. Follow this link to purchase tickets Cape Cod Potters
Summer Gala 2018 - Save The Date
The 7th annual Summer Gala hosted by Tom and Shelly O'Neill, featuring the "Pulse of Boston" band is scheduled for Sunday June 24th at the beautiful Wychmere Beach Club. Click for more information
So Many to Thank - Here are a few!
Cape Cod Crafts for Kids Program
Kids for Krafts began when a summer family came to the Pantry and pitched the idea of entertaining the client children while their parents shopped at the pantry.We are grateful to expand the program through the two grants from the Cape and the Islands United Way and The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.
Americorps and the Y Achievers Service Day
The members of the Y Achievers and AmeriCorps worked at the Family Pantry on MLK day and held their 2018 Day of Service - "A day on, not a day off". Over 30 people participated, cleaning and stocking the Pantry.
Hyannis West Elementary School held a food drive and provided over 300 pounds to the Family Pantry, while learning about food insecurity and how they can help. The kids did an amazing job and will be visiting the Pantry to see their efforts in action.
The children attending St Pius V School in Yarmouth chose the Family Pantry to support as part of their community service project during Catholic Schools week. The food drive provided over 480 meals for those in need across the Cape. Well Done!
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. Shifts are flexible and most volunteers work one per week.
The Pantry Garden: MWF 9:00 am-11:30 am, no experience required
Furniture Pick Up: Flexible shift available anytime Mon- Fri during summer
Mobile Pantry: Wednesdays 8:00 am-11:00 am
Food Stocking: Thurs 4:30-7:00 pm
Food Distribution: Thurs 4:30-7:00 pm
Second Glance Thrift Shop: Saturday 9:45-1:00 pm and 12:45-5:00 pm
Clothing Boutique: Tue and Thurs 1-3:30 pm, Thurs 9:30-12:30 pm
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