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Community helps mission for hunger-free East Bay

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at the East Bay Food Pantry, I would like to thank our community for the incredible outpouring of support we have experienced during this holiday season. Numerous individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches and civic organizations have donated funds and food to help us carry out our

Colt Andrews students Abby Bratsos (left) and Kimberly Rebelo work on their bowls for the "Bowls for Hunger" project to benefit the East Bay Food Pantry.

Colt Andrews’ bowls help fund food pantry

More than 400 students and teachers spent time this fall creating bowls that not only serve food, but provide it. The Colt Andrews School students and teachers have been fashioning “Bowls for Hunger” out of clay this fall during a school wide project to benefit the East Bay Food Pantry. Funded by a grant from

Volunteer Megan Devries carries food bags for needy families at the East Bay Food Pantry in Bristol.

Food pantries need donations year round

Local emergency food pantries typically receive the highest volume of donations during the holiday season, but low-income families’ need for food continues year round. If you want to donate food to your local emergency food pantry, here are some of the most-needed items, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Foods six months past

Bristol Good Neighbors volunteer Elaine Waite (left) pours pumpkin pie filling into a shell while Nancy Domingoes cleans up last week. Breakfast and lunch is served five days a week at the pantry to needy individuals and families.

Food pantries: Need greater than ever

EAST BAY — Arthur Connelly would love to be driven out of business. “I wish the food pantries were doing poorly,” said Mr. Connelly, the floor manager at Bristol Good Neighbors, a pantry and soup kitchen in downtown Bristol. “When we get busy, that means people need help.” Unfortunately, he added, “for the past few

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