Massachusetts Food Pantry >> Holyoke Food Assistance >> Providence Ministries - Margaret’s Pantry

  • Name: Providence Ministries - Margaret’s Pantry
  • Address: 56 Cabot St.
  • City: Holyoke, MA 01040
  • Phone: 413.538.8026
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  • Description: A full-service food pantry that provides food to residents of the greater Holyoke area. Clients must be referred by letter and client verification form. Referral agencies include, DTA, VOC, WIC Office, Public and Private Schools, Churches, Walking with Christ Ministry, New England Farm Workers Council, shelter providers and more. For a complete list of referral sources please call (413) 538-8026 or (413) 536-9109 X 11. We are always looking for additional partners, please give us a call if your Holyoke agency wishes to be a referral source. In the heart of the Broderick House, our food pantry, known as Margaret’s Pantry, can be found. It began as a one room pantry on the first floor of the Broderick House, and in 1990 expanded to three rooms. This expansion has enabled the program to not only provide more food to the community, but also control the duplication of services. Presently the pantry provides food to upward of 150 families each month. Each person is given three balanced meals per day for a two day period. On average, approx. 5,800 individuals are provided with food on an annual basis, which calculates to 52,000 meals being distributed to the needy of the community. Individuals and families can access the food pantry once a month. Food drives are held throughout the year to supplement our supply. Major food drives include the Postal Workers Food drive, and collections from the City of Holyoke. Additional food is donated by Rachel’s Table, area restaurants, supermarkets, church groups, etc. Food is also purchased via the Western Mass Food Bank. The Pantry is named after Sr. Margaret McCleary, SP, the foundress of our ministry. Providence Ministries programs are funded in part by the Annual Catholic Appeal, Office of Community Development, FEMA, WestMass Eldercare and our generous community.

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