A food pantry in Holyoke is in need of food and clothing donations.
According to a news release sent to 22News, Margaret’s Pantry is a program of Providence Ministries and is a full-service food pantry that provides food to people who live in the greater Holyoke area.
The pantry serves an average of 1,100 people a month with 80,000 pounds of food, but supplies are at a fraction of that at the moment.
In previous years summer donations provided enough food to last through November. However, the pantry did not see enough donations during the summer to meet the current need.
In addition to food donations, the pantry is also asking for donations of warm clothes such as winter coats, hats, and gloves.
“We need the public’s help. Margaret’s Pantry might not have enough food to make it through the end of the month, and the closets at St. Jude’s Clothing Center need to be filled with winter wears to keep our neighbors warm,” said Executive Director Shannon Rudder. “The ever increasing demand, combined with dwindling supplies, have left our shelves bare.”
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Margarets’ Pantry, 56 Cabot Street
- Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight Street
- Holyoke Police Headquarters, 138 Appleton Street
- Any Holyoke fire station throughout the city