February 2022 Newsletter
This is a month of celebrations! February 1st was the start of Chinese New Year, it is the year of the tiger. February 2nd was Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow for six more weeks of winter. February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a day of love. At the Pantry we love our faithful supporters and donors. We appreciate your strong support during the holidays. The holidays are generally the time more people come to the Pantry. In December, we had families who came for the Christmas Gift Cards, the weekly Thursday fresh produce giveaways, the monthly senior stockup of food, our regular monthly clients, and the vacation nutrition program which provides snacks and meals for the school students home for the holidays. While some of the families came for more than one program, we had almost 1,000 visits to the Pantry to attain food and necessary goods in December. That is a lot of love we were able to spread in our North Kingstown community. Thank you for supporting the Pantry. We could not serve the community without your faithful love and commitment to our mission: To Feed and help the hungry people of North KIngstown!
Thank you to Heather A. Colby from Heather Colby Photography for her generous donation of $60 from the sale of her 2022 Wickford, RI calendars. Ten percent of all sales from the calendars went directly to the North Kingstown Food Pantry. Pictured: Stephen Souls, Operations Manager, North Kingstown Food Pantry and Heather Colby of Heather Colby Photography.
If you are aged 60 or older and registered at the Pantry, you are eligible to participate in the Pantry’s Senior Supplement Program. Each month, on the second Friday of the month, eligible seniors receive a bag of appealing and seasonal foods selected by the Pantry based on federal nutritional standards for thriving seniors. These foods are in addition to the monthly week’s worth of food that your household may receive.
If our Senior Program is full, there will be an active waiting list. Please call the Pantry at 401-885-3663 or stop by to be added to the waiting list.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday to Wednesday and Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
4th Saturday of the Month
10:00 AM to Noon
The North Kingstown Food Pantry is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation.