Our Lady’s Pantry thanks the Interfaith Council for $10,000 gift for food!!

“All of us at Our Lady’s Pantry wish to thank the Interfaith Council Social Action Committee (ISAC) for their continued support,” says director Tom Bullaro.

“This year we were delighted to, once again, receive a check for $10,000 to put food on the tables of our neighbors in need,” he says.  “In fact, the Interfaith Council has been partnering with us for many years in our effort to fight hunger.”

According to Bullaro, this partnership began back in 2008 when the treasurer of ISAC encouraged Larry Flinn, the Pantry’s director back then, to apply for a grant.  With this encouragement, Flinn did just that.  And the Pantry received that grant!

“We used that $10,000 towards our first truck,” he says.  "We used that truck until a few years ago when the U.S. Department of Agriculture required us to transport food in a refrigerated truck.  Importantly, we continued to receive $10,000 for food in all these intervening years.  That means you have supported us regularly since 2008.  That’s a total of 16 years — or $160,000 — to provide relief for those who are food insecure.

Three women and one man old up a big check poster for $10,000 made our to Our Lady's Pantry

Thank you, Interfaith Council, for this gift to purchase food for our families.

“Because this ISAC funding comes from the Nearly New Shop, any time readers may have donated merchandise — or shopped at the Nearly New Shop — you have indirectly helped in the fight against hunger,” Bullaro says.  “People need to eat every day.  And so, we thank each of you for this gift.”