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From the Director's Chair 


Dear Friend,


Have you ever wondered what the Pantry is like? You probably have never had a need for a Pantry or any kind of "assistance." When the government shutdown, were you like all of us talking about what was happening and how so many people were affected?? Were you one of the many people trying to figure out how you could most effectively help the people caught in the crosshairs? Welcome to the club. It was not long before the Pantry phones were ringing and volunteers were answering how to get furloughed workers registered at the Pantry as quickly as possible.


The Coast Guard Auxiliary was on the phone trying to navigate how the crews could get access to food. Executive Officer Travis Roloff, of Coast Guard Station Chatham, worked tirelessly to take care of his crew. Meghan Farrell emailed from the National Seashore, asking not for herself but for her fellow workers. Then you started calling asking how to donate, where to donate and when to donate.


The Cape Cod community rallied very quickly and the Family Pantry put the word out that anyone affected by the shutdown was welcome.


The shutdown is over, thankfully, and you did your part. Isn't it great to live in a small, diverse community that can quickly pull together and do everything possible to take care of those who might need help?


For all of you who donate each year, and for those who donated during the shutdown, you made it possible for the Pantry to be able to ramp up in a time of crisis and ensure that nobody went hungry. Many families, who have never needed a Pantry, are better off because of your support.


Thank you for asking how you could help and for rising to the challenge!



Business After Hours

March 21, 2019

The Harwich Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at 

The Second Glance Thrift Boutique 


Date: March 21st - Thursday 

Time: 5:15 - 6:45 PM

Where: Second Glance Thrift Boutique - 265 Main Street - West Harwich Ma 

Hosts: Tony Guthrie and Sharon Mobile of Robert Paul Properties

Music: Mark Greel - Jazz Musician 


Stop by and learn a little bit about our Second Glance Thrift Boutique and enjoy good company, food, and music! 


Save The Date

Saturday March 30, 2019

15% of any purchase made at the Chatham Sara Campbell store on Saturday, March 30th, will be donated to the Family Pantry. Enjoy light refreshments while you shop and know that you are supporting the Family Pantry. The store is located at 578 Main Street in Chatham. For more information please call store manager Nora Carey at 508-348-1702

Soup Bowls for Hunger 

April 10, 2019 

SAVE THE DATE- On April 10th, 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 attendee 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.


All proceeds benefit The Family Pantry of Cape Cod!


There will be three seatings for this event at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 p.m.


The price of a ticket is $20 and each seating will sell out. Tickets go on sale March 1st. Follow this link to purchase tickets Cape Cod Potters

The Family Pantry 8th Annual Summer Gala

Sunday June 9, 2019

Check out the Band 

The 8th annual Family Pantry Summer Gala will be held on June 9th at the beautiful Wychmere Beach Club. The band "World Premier" will get everyone on their feet. Mark your calendars and plan to spend another great evening in support of the Family Pantry. For more information or to sponsor the event please visit our website at 

Second Glance Thrift Boutique

The "Nordstroms of Thrift"

Eleven years ago the Family Pantry had an abundance of women's clothes that were straining the storage space. The solution was the beginning of the Second Glance Thrift Boutique. Fast forward to today, and the Boutique has moved to a beautiful location in West Harwich and is manned by over 100 peerless volunteers five days a week!


This mighty retail operation is critical to the financial stability of the Pantry. If you are a newlywed couple just starting out or an experienced "Thrifter," you will find what you need and maybe what you had never thought about needing.


Bargains include clothes, un-upholstered furniture, artwork, housewares, jewelry, shoes, bags, art deco, small appliances, linens and so much more. Please visit the Boutique at 265 Main Street (Rt 28) in West Harwich to discover another jewel on the Cape.

Art donated by Sharon Riebold

Jewelry for everyone in every style

Un-upholstered furniture for any household

Casual Wear for women

Linens, Knick Knacks, and More

Spring in the Men's Department

Framed Art Bargains

Second Glance Volunteers Make Everything Possible! 

Dot Eddy on ribbon duty

Eleanor Casey and Eileen Wyatt at work in the processing room.

Judy Kent and Judy Cutts on the register

Dennis Valade is part of the Second Glance warehouse team!


Bag A Month Ambassador


The Bag A Month Program makes it very easy for you to support the Family Pantry on a monthly basis and helps us to budget more effectively. It is so easy to donate either $25, $50, $75 or $100 each month through an automatic payment set up on our website at Please take a minute to visit our website and set up your monthly donation. No checks to write and we will send you an acknowledgment just in time for tax season.

So Many to Thank..... Here are a few!

The students of The Lighthouse Charter School provided over 1,000 food items to the Family Pantry. Great Job!

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation has once again risen to meet the needs of the Cape Community by donating $15,000 to the Family Pantry, to offset the demand seen during the government shutdown. Thank You!

Robert Fellows, of the Masonic Angel Foundation, dropped off 100 brand new coats to the Family Pantry just in time for a bitter blast of winter weather.

Matt Cole and Cape Associates, Inc provided the funding for over 10,000 meals for those in need! Thank You!

The Chatham Fund distributed over $30,000 to organizations that support Chatham, including the Family Pantry. Thank you for your ongoing help!

The Arts Foundation funded the "Krafts for Kids" program for the second year. We thank you!!!

The following have donated generously through the Cape Cod Foundation

The Kingston Fund, The Cape Youth Force, The Brown Family Fund, The Patricia Gidley-Price Fund, and the Massicott Family Trust Fund. We are incredibly grateful to the Dorothy F. and George W. Cahoon, Jr. Fund, and the Jesse & Juanita Grimes for Humanitarian Services donations of $10,000. This donation was given specifically to help during the government shutdown.

The Davenport Foundation has supported the Family Pantry for many years and we are grateful to receive a grant that will provide 10,000 meals. The Davenport grant works to improve the quality of life for people living on the Cape and the Islands.

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. 


Family Pantry Clothing Boutique -Thurs 1:00-3:30 PM, 4:30-7:00 PM and Wed 9:30 - Noon

Family Pantry Stocking - Thurs 1:00 - 3:30 PM


Click to Volunteer at The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

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