BENEFITING: RIPPLES OF HOPE INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 15, 2015
Food Pantry, First Church Jamaica Plain
The Food Pantry at First Church started in 2009 and serves more than 100 people per month. It is open September through June, the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon. A schedule is posted on the Eliot Street door of the Church.
People of all ages, races, and circumstances come to the Food Pantry. Many have never asked for this kind of help before but now are in need because of job loss, fewer work hours, or medical costs. We do not ask for identification or documentation of any kind; if people come to the pantry, we give them food. We provide basic staples like pasta, cereal and canned goods, fresh produce when available, bakery bread, and a few personal items. Our pantry is staffed by volunteers from our church and neighborhood. In the past, most of the food has been supplied by church members; this year we have also received regular, generous donations of food from Whole Foods Jamaica Plain and When Pigs Fly Bakery, Jamaica Plain.