Open Pantry

New England News
12:49 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

Emergency Food Pantries See Increased Demand

Candace Larger, program director at Open Pantry in Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

The largest one-day food drive in the nation is happening today. Letter carriers across the country are collecting donations of non-perishable foods left by mailboxes or dropped off at post offices.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Food Pantries Struggle To Meet Summer Demand

The shelves are mostly bare at the Open Pantry Emergency Food Pantry in Springfield MA

Food pantries are in dire straits this summer. Programs that feed the poor are seeing rising demand, less government help and higher prices for food.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

      An emergency food pantry in Springfield Massachusetts had to close temporarily for one day last week after its shelves went bare.

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