Join us for Uncorked! 2014 – 5th Anniversary Celebration

Uncorked LogoEnjoy cocktails and hors d’hoevres, live music from Jazz Candy and the eclectic and soulful sounds of Vixen and Tod, an exquisite dinner by Russell Morin Catering and gorgeous views of Mount Hope Bay.

Bid on a great selection of Silent and Live auction treasures from local celebrities and businesses. The highest bidders will take home Patriot Tickets, Disney Park Hopper Passes, Hosted Dinner and Cocktail parties, a one week stay at a beautiful lakefront vacation home in the Waterville Estates Resort in New Hampshire… just to name a few!

Register for Uncorked! 2014 here!

It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening and what better way to support and celebrate the crucial work of the East Bay Food Pantry!

Special thanks go to our Sustainer Sponsors:

  • Bristol Marine
  • Strategic Point Investment Advisors
  • Tri-Mack Manufacturing Corporation
  • A Generous Anonymous Benefactor

All proceeds from event ticket sales and auctions go to support the mission of the East Bay Food Pantry:  ”To engage, educate and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

EBFP to Celebrate 5th Anniversary on August 27th!

photoOn Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, EBFP will observe the five year anniversary of serving East Bay neighbors in need of food assistance. Festivities will begin at noon with cake for clients, staff and volunteers and a special citation presentation by State Senator Ottiano to the agency and the volunteers who have served since its inception.

There will also be special sales in the EBFP Thrift shop and the community is encouraged to come and shop for a cause. As always, every dollar spent in the shop helps stock the Healthy Pantry with nutritious foods!

EBFP receives $500 “Ideas for Good” award from Santander!

image001Santander Bank presented over 500 non-profit organizations around its nine-state foot print with donations recently as part of its “Ideas for Good” giving campaign. The initiative was created to help introduce the Bank’s new name to communities late last year. At that time, customers voted at their local branches for the community non-profit organizations they most wanted to receive donations. The Santander branch in Rumford presented a check for $500.00 to East Bay Food Pantry on June 13, 2014 as part of that program.

Ideas For Good - East Bay Food Pantry

Pictured from left to right: Sandra Bobola, Teller; Denny Cedeno, Teller; Anita Randall, Executive Director of the East Bay Food Pantry; Adel Hallak, Covering Branch Manager; Olivia Torcato, Branch Operations Manager and Karen Moniz, Personal Banking Representative.

Thank you to Santander Bank and their Rumford clients for choosing EBFP as their non-profit awardee.  This $500 award will help us purchase 5,000 pounds of food for our East Bay clients in need of assistance!

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At the East Bay Food Pantry, food is available to anyone in need in our community.  We currently serve over 1,500 households representing over 5,000 individuals (more than 1,500 of those are children).  Our “Client Choice” Food Pantry is set up grocery store style:  our clients get a shopping basket and choose what their family needs and likes based on household size and key nutritional guidelines.

Our Thrift Shop is the sustaining force behind the East Bay Food Pantry.  All are welcome to shop at the Thrift Shop!  We have a wonderful array of quality items, treasures, and curiosities at great prices and the selection is always changing.   Come in often to shop and make donations of quality, in-season clothing, furniture and household items.  Your donations and purchases directly support our food pantry programs.  Please help spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors about this “shopping for a cause” option in Bristol!

Several times each year, we organize fundraising events to raise awareness of our mission and support our food programs.  In May or June, we hold our Get Off Your CAN!  5K Run/Walk to End Hunger in Colt State Park.  Uncorked! takes place in October at Mount Hope Farm on Bristol Harbor and features live music, local eats, and cold beverages.  Rock the CAN! gathers the best local bands for a benefit concert in January hosted by Jacky’s Galaxie in Bristol.

Food and funds are donated by various organizations around the community including The East Bay Cares Program of the Bristol County Elks, Bristol Rotary, Bristol County Lions, Rogers Free Library, Downtown Bristol Merchants Association, Rockwell, Colt-Andrews, and Guiteras Elementary Schools, Mt. Hope High School, Red Brick School, The Greene School, Little Friends Preschool, First Congregational Church Sunday School, Roger Williams University, Bryant University; and by numerous businesses, families, and individuals.

The East Bay Food Pantry is a proud member of the RI Community Food Bank network of agencies and the Bristol County Needs Network.  We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  We welcome your donations.  Learn more about us in our 2012 Annual Report.

Your good works and generosity help us fulfill our mission: “to engage, educate and empower the east bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

Click here to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.  You may also learn more about us on the Our Story page.

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Join us for Uncorked! 2014 – 5th Anniversary Celebration

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’hoevres, live music from Jazz Candy and the eclectic and soulful sounds of Vixen and Tod, an exquisite dinner by Russell Morin Catering and gorgeous views of Mount Hope Bay. Bid on a great selection of Silent and Live auction treasures from local celebrities and businesses. The highest bidders will take home Patriot Tickets, Disney Park …

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EBFP to Celebrate 5th Anniversary on August 27th!

On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, EBFP will observe the five year anniversary of serving East Bay neighbors in need of food assistance. Festivities will begin at noon with cake for clients, staff and volunteers and a special citation presentation by State Senator Ottiano to the agency and the volunteers who have served since its inception. …

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