Letter: Thanks from Falmouth Food Pantry

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If anyone were passing by the Falmouth Town Hall on Friday morning, May 18, they would have witnessed 45 seventh-grade students and a good number of their teachers cheerfully sorting and enthusiastically lugging huge quantities of Falmouth Food Pantry supplies. For the fourth year in a row this major food drive was organized by Walt Stephenson and made possible by the kindness of each and every one of the residents of OceanView.

This past year the Falmouth Food Pantry served almost 300 different families and the need continues to grow: families facing serious illness, elderly people living on limited fixed income, underemployed, unemployed and others.

As representatives from the Food Pantry, Falmouth’s six churches and our Jewish community begin to organize the Pantry’s annual fundraiser, the delicious “Community Supper” to take place in October, we take heart from the ongoing expressions of compassion and, as demonstrated by OceanView, a willingness to share. All our work for those among us in need is only made possible because of the generosity of our Falmouth community.

Thank you from the managers of the Falmouth Food Pantry.

Dorothy Blanchette, Nancy Lightbody, Jill Fox and Carrie Penrose