Spring is finally here, but even in these past few winter months, good things have been blossoming and growing here at The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell. We’ve been settled into our new space since October, and we are always updating and working on bringing about more positive changes. We warmly welcome several new people into our community—Paula Gendron
and Veasna Mao Kang
, our newest Board members; Andrea Mason
, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator; and Nicole Carpenter
, Executive Assistant. We’d also like to welcome several new volunteers to the Pantry and remind our readers to look for our upcoming profiles highlighting our dedicated volunteers in our future publications. We were able to thank our volunteers by giving them gift cards to Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus
, our neighbor down the street who we are proud to partner with. Making our February even sweeter was the Valentine’s Day food drive held by LTC Lowell
. The Open Pantry would like to thank all of its community partners.
Here’s a short update on our pantry operations... From January through March, we served an average of 1300 individuals, but that includes the short month of February. On average, the Pantry serves over 1500 people a month. We would also like to remind our clients of the handicap accessible entrance on 200 Central Street for clients with wheelchairs, strollers, shopping carts, and anyone who has difficulty with stairs.
The Open Pantry loves to hear feedback from our clients. In December, we received a letter from client, Dennis Ambrose
, wherein he gave The Open Pantry earnest thanks for “hams, chickens, sometimes a turkey…and vegetables.
” We are glad to
“keep up the good work,
” as he phrased it! We appreciate his kind words of support and care. Thank you, Dennis!
You Give More,
We Get More
The more contributions (financial or food) the Pantry receives in April, the more funds we receive from the Feinstein Foundation
. Please help us raise funds and spread the word to your networks. Thank you!