Give the gift that keeps on giving. Give a donation in someone’s name to Mansfield’s Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Our Daily Bread gift cards are a wonderful way to thank a teacher or coach or honor a friend or family member.
Donations can be in any amount. The money helps keep the pantry’s shelves stocked – not just during the holiday season, but year round – as the need for food assistance never goes away.
Gift cards are available at Glee Gifts in Mansfield Crossing.
“I’ve been working full time now for six months after being laid off for a year. But I’m still struggling to make ends meet, including buying enough food for my family. Our Daily Bread was a godsend when I was unemployed and it’s still a huge support for my family today. I thank god for the Mansfield food pantry every week.”
Our country’s economy is slowly recovering, but it takes time. Even as more people get jobs, they still struggle. And Mansfield’s Our Daily Bread Food Pantry has been here for those in need, just as we have been for the past 20 years.
For the past year, our Saturday distribution has held steady; approximately 100 households ‘shopped’ at the pantry, taking home more than 20,000 bags of groceries. Who were these people? They were us. Families, senior adults, young couples and single parents, friends, neighbors, colleagues.
And thanks to you -- the townspeople of Mansfield -- the pantry’s shelves were kept well stocked, helping our clients stretch their food dollars further.
Ninety percent of our funding comes from individuals, businesses and civic organizations; the rest comes through grants from Project Bread and United Way. Pantry volunteers buy food inexpensively from the Greater Boston Food Bank, supplementing this with purchases from local grocery stores and food donations from individuals, organizations and businesses.
Every fall, Our Daily Bread volunteers conduct our annual fundraising campaign – our only fundraising effort -- and we rely on these donations all year long. As a volunteer- run organization, more than 95% of our money goes to buying food. Every donation, large and small, helps us put food on the shelves.
Please consider giving to the pantry; you never know who you might be helping put food on the table. Donations can be sent to Our Daily Bread, 17 West St., Mansfield. Or, donate online at www.mansfieldfoodpantry.org. Thank you for helping your fellow residents. You are making a difference in their lives.
Sincerely, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Steering Committee
Chithra Baylis, Nancy Beaton, Debbie Chambers, Julie Cline, Daniel Conrad, Kristine Copley, Kathleen Deely, Barbara, Eric Greenberg, Kimberly Hoy, Lucy Kelliher, Dick Kelsay, Nikki Sawayer, Maria Smith & Linda Sohn
Your donation can be a gift to honor or remember a friend, family member or loved one. You will be redirected to note this contribution after your donation.