News and Events
It's Feinstein Challenge Time Again
For the past 15 years, Alan Shawn Feinstein, a Rhode Island philanthropist, has been giving away a total of $1 million each year to anti-hunger agencies throughout the country. He is doing it again this year.
WHATEVER YOU DONATE TO THIS AGENCY, I WILL ADD MONEY TO IT. THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE OF MY $1 MILLION THEY’LL GET — THANKS TO YOU.
-- Alan Shawn Feinstein
Mr. Feinstein does this because he believes each of us was put here on earth do what we can to help those in need.
We are keeping a tally of all monetary and food donations received during March and April. The more you give, the bigger portion we will receive from the Feinstein Foundation.
Highlights from the "Love The Pantry" Dinner
If you missed our annual dinner, you missed a lot. Rousing testimonials. Wonderful food. Smiling faces. Awards. And chocolate. Here are some pictures.
Executive Director Martha Curwen was the evening's emcee.
Here is the dedicated kitchen crew. From left to right, Evelyn Maygra, Sally Dugan, David Mueller and Gary Maygra.
Our guests had a fabulous meal, served from the window in the same fashion and with the same smiles that Pantry patrons enjoy.
Last year's Volunteer of the Year award winner, Maxine Strom, had a great time.
Crestina Marez, winner of the 2013 Maxine Strom Volunteer of the Year award.
Stadium Thriftway has provided the Pantry with enormous support and generous food donations. Michel Lindsey (left), Administrative Assistant at Stadium Thriftway, accepts an appreciation award from Executive Director Martha Curwen.
The girls of the Theta Rho Spunky Bluebirds were everywhere, refilling glasses, serving chocolate, and brightening the whole evening.
Recycling Helps Food Banks
- FREE recycling service.
- Uses only 1 parking space. Dimensions are 6' x 5'.
- Raises much needed cash for Local Food Banks.
- Collection bins for magazines, newspaper and mixed paper.
- Community contributions of recyclable materials are turned into funds to help support the hungry.
We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but did you know it can help those in need?
For 16 years and counting the "Food Bank Recycling Program" has raised over $250,000 for local Food Banks, and with your help that amount can continue to grow.
Fibres International Inc. places a community recycling bin for FREE. Materials collected are turned into cash, and proceeds from those materials are donated to the Food Bank of your choice. Quite simply this program is worry-free, we maintain the bins and determine the frequency the bin is serviced. All we need from you is one parking space! Working together we can help the local Food Banks in their goal of helping our community.
For more information on how you can help My Sister's Pantry by recycling, contact Kelly Turner, Recycling Rep at Fibres International at (425) 478-2003 or by email kturner @ fibres.net.