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Food pantries need donations year round

By   /  February 1, 2013  /  Food & Dining  /  No Comments

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

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 […]

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Food pantries: Need greater than ever

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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.

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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