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Food Pantry & Assistance

REHOBOTH FOOD PANTRY

For the past 30 years, the Rehoboth Food Pantry has served residents and families in need of assistance. The non-profit organization, previously known as “Rehoboth Helping Hands” has a new director Bill Dalpe, and new team of volunteers following the retirement of long-time director Steve Martin.

THESE ITEMS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED AT THE PANTRY . . .


Canned Vegetables and Fruit

Coffee  .  Tea  .  Sugar  .  Non-dairy Creamer

Hot and Cold Cereals

Jelly  .  Peanut Butter  .  Crackers

Soups and Stews  .  Tuna and Canned Meat

Pasta and Sauce  .  Mac and Cheese

Pancake Mix & Syrup  . Juices

Tissues  .  Paper Towels  .  Scott’s Toilet Paper

Personal Care Items  .  Cleaning Items  .  Pet Food


and homemade baked goods at holiday times

HOW TO HELP . . .


REHOBOTH FOOD PANTRY, INC. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with public charity status, or a 501 (c) (3) organization.  Your cash contributions are deductible.  Also deductible are devises, bequests, and transfers. Mail to: Rehoboth Food Pantry, 51 Winthrop Street, Unit 2, Rehoboth, MA. 02769.


MATCHING CASH DONATIONS many employers have matching gift programs for non-profit organizations.  Please inquire at work if your cash donation to Rehoboth Food Pantry can be matched by your employer.


MONETARY DONATIONS the pantry is always in need of monetary and gift card donations.  These are used to purchase food and paper products to supplement non-perishable food donations.


VOLUNTEER the pantry always needs volunteers to help stock shelves, pick up donations, assist in shopping, or running a food drive.

FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION

Rehoboth Food Pantry is located at 51 Winthrop Street, Unit 2 at the rear of the building. Distribution of food and other necessities is every Thursday between 2:30 and 4:30 PM to pre-qualified individuals and families.  It is very important to be pre-registered prior to visits. 


APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE

Rehoboth residents (individuals and families) who find themselves in need are eligible to apply. Services are provided with confidentiality. To sign up, please contact the appropriate individual to pre-qualify:


Seniors: Call Social Worker Bradley Marshall at 508-252-3372, ext. 4017


Veterans: Call Veterans Agent Jake Kramer at 508-252-6744


Individuals and Families: Call the MA Department of Transitional Assistance at 508-884-5300, or go online to SNAP Benefits/Food Stamps.


FUEL ASSISTANCE REQUESTS

Rehoboth Food Pantry provides emergency fuel assistance to qualifying Rehoboth residents in need (oil, gas, electric or wood). Application period begins October 3.  Please call Bradley Marshall at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center at 508-252-3372, ext. 4017.


SPECIAL HOLIDAY BASKETS

The food pantry offers holiday food baskets for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.  Eligible residents are encouraged to sign-up as soon as possible to receive holiday food baskets.


CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR CHILDREN and TEENS

Every year “Blizzard of Giving - Toys for Rehoboth Kids” distributes about 600 gifts every year to children and teens in needs.  Families needing assistance should sign-up as soon as possible. Call Steve Martin at 508-252-3263.


HOW TO DONATE . . . .


Toys for Rehoboth Kids: Buy a new toy and place it in one of the donation boxes at convenient locations around town.


Blizzard of Giving: Choose a “snowflake” from one of the several displays, purchase the gift item, wrap it, affix the “snowflake” and return to one of the donation boxes:


Alicia’s Dance Studio, Anawan Cleaners, Blanding Library, Chartley Store,

Beckwith Middle School, Harvest Market, J&J Materials,

Palmer River Elementary School, Rehoboth Congregational Church,

Rehoboth House of Pizza, Rehoboth Post Office, Rosie’s Rehoboth Mini Mart,

Twin Oaks Learning Center, Vino’s Family Cafe


For more information about Blizzard of Giving, please contact Maureen Brawley at 508-252-4867.

FOOD DROP OFF . . .

Drop off your non-perishable food items (please check expiration dates), paper goods, personal care items, etc. at these convenient locations:


GLADYS L. HURRELL SENIOR CENTER

55 Bay State Road . Rehoboth

Monday - Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM


BLANDING LIBRARY

124 Bay State Road . Rehoboth

Monday thru Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM

Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM

Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM

Closed Sundays and Holidays


LAND-TEK

477 Winthrop Street . Rehoboth

Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM


EDWARD JONES

(REHOBOTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION)

492 Winthrop Street . Unit 1 . Rehoboth

Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM


HARVEST MARKET

2685 GAR Highway . Swansea, MA

Seven Days a Week during Business Hours


MUNROE FEED & SUPPLY

200 Fairview Avenue . Rehoboth

Monday thru Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM

Sat and Sun from 8 AM to 5 PM

REHOBOTH FOOD PANTRY DIRECTOR

Bill Dalpe


PR - FUNDRAISING - VOLUNTEERING

Scott Lacourse - 508-493-1922