April 2014 Volunteer Newsletter

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East Bay Food Pantry
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

In March…
55 Volunteers
worked over 750 hours
keeping our programs running smoothly:

Our Food Pantry served 783 Individuals
from 296 Households

Fresh Food Friday distributed
4,342 lbs. of produce
to 485 Individuals
during 191 Household Visits
Food4Kids served
Kids from
These programs provided food for approximately 14,634 meals!

Our volunteers also
sorted and displayed items from

80 Thrift Shop donations, large and small,

to keep our Thrift Shop running.

You make the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop possible.

Thank-you for all you do!

We truly couldn’t do it without YOU!
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East Bay Food Pantry
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

East Bay Food Pantry:

April 2014 Volunteer Newsletter

Feinstein Challenge
Any cash, checks, or food items donated during March or April will not only help us support our programs; they will also help us raise additional funds from Alan Shawn Feinstin’s 17th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger.

The challenge divides $1 Million between non-profit hunger fighting agencies nationwide.  Each participating organization receives it’s share of the funds in proportion to the donations it received.  Only money and food donations (or pledges) received March 1 – April 30 qualify.

Please help us take advantage of this important fund-raising opportunity!


Daffodil Days Yard Sale!

Saturday, April 12th
9 am – 2 pm
East Bay Thrift Shop
(Our Front “Yard”)

Housewares, Spring Fashions, Furniture, Vintage treasures, Home Decor
Bikes, Sporting Equipment and More!

Free Popcorn and Face Painting!

Spread the Word!!

Donations NEEDED!!!
Please Bring Donations to the Thrift Shop Any time we’re open!

We are looking for donations of Bikes
for a limited time only
for the Yard Sale


Upcoming Events
Volunteer Nutrition TrainingWednesday, April 30, 9:15 am
Please join us for a nutrition class taught by Lauretta Marion, our board nutritionist.  She will be highlighting some of the nutritious foods we have in our pantry, including brown rice and black beans.  You will have the opportunity to taste an easy new recipe and learn information and preparation methods you can pass along to our clients.  If you plan to attend, please contact Karen or sign up on the list next to the Volunteer Log.

Volunteer Appreciation WeekMay 19-23
Watch for more information!

April and May Birthdays
By popular request, I have compiled a list of birthdays for our regular volunteers and staff.  Unfortunately, I don’t know everybody’s birthday, so if I miss yours, I apologize.  Please come let me know when it is, and I’ll make sure you are included.

Happy Birthday to everyone with April and May birthdays!

17th Sandra
19th Antoinette

12th Amy
12th Laura
17th Mark
23rd Sunny

Have a wonderful April!  Thank you for all you do at the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.


Karen Griffith-Dieterich
Food Programs Coordinator

East Bay Food Pantry