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Concluding the Food Pantry Delivery Effort

Submitted by on September 5, 2023 – 6:32 pmNo Comment

Is with sadness that we announce that, as of this week, we’re concluding our Food Pantry Delivery effort. Four years on from the start of Covid-19 pandemic, there’s less capacity at our community center to organize and run the service, and fewer available volunteers. In addition, many pantry recipients no longer require the service and have thanked us for years of support.  

The spring of 2020 was a frightening and tumultuous time, revealing more vividly the inequities embedded in our society. Our Food Pantry Delivery was born of a desire to support community members who faced food insecurity while quarantining at home and brought together community partners Cambridge Community Center, Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (which hosted their own delivery effort), Tutoring Plus, Community Art Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Cambridge Bike Safety

Throughout 2020 and 2021, in sunshine, rain and snow, we succeeded in distributing 40-50 boxes of food, baby supplies, and other household essentials to individuals, seniors, and families weekly. In 2022 and the early months of 2023, we continued delivering via a hearty and dedicated cohort of cyclists and several volunteers who drove. This effort wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our partners, volunteers, and donors. We thank you!

We’ve contacted each household, letting them know that the food pantry delivery effort has concluded. Our plan going forward is to connect the remaining households to support services, as desired. We’re reaching out as well to our many partners with our appreciation. We hope that our pantry volunteers and community partners will stay in touch. Those interested can sign up directly for our email list, or find us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitterFlickr.)

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