Posted by Becky Kilborn on Jul 03, 2024
Danvers Rotary Club purchased a new double door commercial freezer for the Danvers Food Pantry. The $6,800 donation provides additional freezer storage for food donations which arrive weekly from various sources including the Greater Boston Food Bank and Stop & Shop. The Danvers Food Pantry serves on average 240 families each month with 344 families actively receiving services this year. By year end a 25% increase is anticipated over last year. Through May 2024 the Pantry distributed 72,000 pounds of food.

Recently a group of Danvers Rotarians visited the Food Pantry to thank the volunteers and view the new freezer. The Danvers Food Pantry was started 30 years ago and is staffed by over 30 volunteers who coordinate collection and distribution of Pantry supplies to serve needy Danvers residents.