Food Pantry Need Your Donations During COVID-19
With businesses closing and an increase in job loss, food insecurity is a concern in our community. Barnstable County residents have risen to the occasion have been helping our most vulnerable residents. However, food pantries are in continual need of support. Here are ways you can help:
Primary Need is Monetary Donations
The primary need is monetary donations. Food Pantries can purchase food through the Greater Boston Food Bank. $1 yields four meals!
Donations to the Cape Cod Hunger Network
Donations for the Cape Cod Council of Churches
Information on how to donate to Family Table Collaborative, operated by the Faith Family Kitchen or Hands of Hope Food can be found HERE.
Food donations aren’t being taken by all pantries, mostly due to the streamlined pre-packing of standardized bags of food using minimal volunteers as well as respecting strict social distancing rules.
Some food pantry sites need volunteers, while some are asking for food donations. All food pantries have implemented strict safety precautions to accommodate social distancing, so please contact your local food pantry or meal site for more information on the guidelines.
If you would like to contribute food, please see the list of food pantries below. It’s a good idea to give them a call ahead of time to find out what days and hours they accept contributions.