Monday, September 21, 2009

A benefit for the new East Bay Food Pantry in Bristol

Bristol has a new food pantry that opened on August 26. It is an outreach of the First Congregational Church in Bristol and is a non profit 501 c(3). As of November, they will become an affiliate of the RI Community Food Bank. They are located under the green awning at 150 Wood Street in the basement of Franklin Court and are open one day a week on Wednesday's from 11 - 5 pm. (See photo above) They do not serve hot meals but have a pantry where people can come in and pick up non perishable items. Fifty families have already registered with the organization in the three weeks they have been open. The space will also have a thrift shop called Stone Soup Thrift Shop that will be opening by the end of October. Donations of non perishable food and items for the thrift shop are currently being accepted and can be dropped off during business hours on Wednesday's. For more info call 401 396 9490 or go to the website :  Below are the details for the fundraiser.
An Evening to Benefit the East Bay Food Pantry, Monday, October 19th at 6:30 pm. Location: The Admiral Pub/Tav-Vino 267 Water Street in Warren. Tickets are $30 and include buffet style dining and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar and raffles. Entertainment will be provided by Colby James, a local favorite. Tickets are available for purchase at The Beehive Cafe on Franklin Street in Bristol, Paper, Packaging and Panache on Hope Street in Bristol, and the Admiral Pub in Warren or by calling 401-330-9679.

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