YARMOUTH CARES ABOUT NEIGHBORS
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
THURSDAY JUNE 13, 12 Noon
Bartlett Circle Community Room
We would like to say thank you to our great band of volunteers who have been driving other residents who can no longer drive themselves around town for errands, appointments and social functions. Come meet other drivers and riders as we celebrate neighbors helping neighbors. Bring friends who would like to know more about our programs!
If you plan to attend, please call Rae Garcelon at 846-3304 by June 3rd to reserve your place, which will help us with our planning. We hope to see you there.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this past Saturday’s Annual Post Office Food Drive. To all who gave food, collected the food, sorted, weighed and stocked the food, the YCAN Food Pantry wants to say “thanks.”
The YCAN Food Pantry is nondiscriminatory.
If you have not already done so, we would appreciate it very much if you could take a minute to complete a short survey about the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry.
To take the survey, please click here.
Here are the most needed items at the moment:
- Baked Beans
- Canned Meats or Stews
- Peanut Butter
- Baking Mixes
- Pasta Sauce
If you can help, or know someone who can, the assistance will be much appreciated. The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry is also always in need of:
- Nonperishable Foods
- Paper Products
- Personal-care items
The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry is nondiscriminatory.
You may drop items off at:
First Parish Church
(site of the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry)
116 Main Street, Yarmouth
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12 Noon
or during Food Pantry hours
Yarmouth Town Hall
(box for food is across from the main reception area counter)
200 Main Street, Yarmouth
Monday, Tuesday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 1 pm
Or call Yarmouth CAN (207-838-2261) to arrange to have donations picked up.
Over the past two years, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry has assisted as few as 79 people in a month, and as many as 187. Since the number of people helped varies considerably from month to month, the chart below shows a 3 month average of the data to smooth things out a bit:
The need for assistance has grown fairly steadily over the past two years, culminating with an average of 160 people being helped each month for the last three months of 2012.
Thank you to all those who have contributed food, other items, funds, or time to help meet the needs of our community! The people visiting the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, as well as those managing it, appreciate your help very much. We all look forward to both your continuing support and better economic times.