Over the past two years, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry has assisted as few as 79 people in a month, and as many as 187. Since the number of people helped varies considerably from month to month, the chart below shows a 3 month average of the data to smooth things out a bit:
The need for assistance has grown fairly steadily over the past two years, culminating with an average of 160 people being helped each month for the last three months of 2012.
Thank you to all those who have contributed food, other items, funds, or time to help meet the needs of our community! The people visiting the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, as well as those managing it, appreciate your help very much. We all look forward to both your continuing support and better economic times.
Sign up NOW at Yarmouth Town Hall to Stand In for Dick, Nat, Steve, or Ted during the Freeze Out on February 16/17.
Donations to the Yarmouth causes this supports (the Fuel Fund and Food Pantry) in the form of cash/checks and/or non-perishable food items are welcome at any time, including during the Freeze Out itself.
Click on the “About/Contact Us” link above for contact information if you have questions, or the “Want To Help” link for information about making donations.
Thanks to the Yarmouth Community for being part of “Project Holiday” 2012. This Holiday Season we were able to help 33 Yarmouth families (64 children and 67 adults) who would otherwise have very little to celebrate. The Yarmouth Food Pantry gave out over 40 food baskets with turkeys and all the fixings.
– the First Parish Congregational Church
– St. Bartholomew Church
– the Lions Club
– Yarmouth Fire and Rescue’s Hats and Mittens collection
– the Girl Scouts
– 22 individual residents and businesses
– all of the volunteers who helped with distribution
each of the families we helped had food on the table, something to keep them warm, and something to help keep the Holiday Spirit alive.
“Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors” (YCAN) was formed to bring the community together to help those residents who find themselves in need of assistance. Project Holiday is a shining example of what can happen when we all band together in a common cause. We are making a difference.
Stop in at the Royal Bean for “10% Tuesday” on December 4th, and they will give 10% of the day’s proceeds to the Yarmouth Fuel Assistance Fund.
The more you buy, the warmer we’ll all feel.
Thanks to a generous donation from People’s United Bank, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce will be donating the proceeds from the raffle of a new 32GB iPad 4G (with Wi-Fi and cellular – valued at $729) to the Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) Fuel Fund.
Raffle tickets cost only $10 each, and may be purchased at
– the Chamber office
– any Chamber event
– the Chamber’s Boast ‘n Toast Auction
The raffle drawing will take place at the Boast ‘n Toast auction, which starts at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 5th, at the Muddy Rudder restaurant on Route 1.
Even if you are not in the market for an iPad, please spread the word to your friends and acquaintances, as 100% of the iPad raffle proceeds will go to the YCAN Fuel Assistance Fund.