Working At The Food Pantry With The Army Of Good

It’s what I do now. On Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 I’m at the Cambridge Food Pantry filling plastic bags with food for kids.

I can’t imagine any work at the Food Pantry I wouldn’t mind doing.  But I fell into this work and it suits me.

Today as I put one or two cans of Campbells Chicken Soup in a bag (depending on the number of  kids in the family) I knew that they came from the Army of Good.  Same with the granola bars and oatmeal.  I also know that without all of you sending the soup, granola bars and oatmeal, these kids wouldn’t be getting them.

The volunteers at the Food Pantry know Jon now and the know the Army of Good. So when he asks to take their photos they happily agree. They understand the importance of those images.  How people who send food can better relate when the see where it is going and who is doing the work to get it to the people who need it.

I love filling up those bags.  It’s satisfying in so many way.  Mostly, of course, because I know the kids who will get them will eat this weekend, when they otherwise might not have.

And I’m leaning the nuances.  I might throw an extra bag of popcorn in if the bag is marked “H” for high school.   And I’ll be sure to put the Animals Crackers (with the same image of animals that I grew up with on the package) in the bag for the student in Kindergarten.

Next week Sarah Harrington, the director of the food pantry would like to fill those bags with Peanut Butter.  It’s a favorite of the kids she says.

If you’d like to donate some peanut butter to the Cambridge Food Panty for the “Backpack Program” which feeds kids in need over the weekend when school is out, you can buy it by clicking on the Amazon Wishlist  link below…

Peter Pan Creamy Peanut Butter, Made with Roasted Peanuts, great for Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Snacks, Gluten Free Peanut Butter, 16.3 Oz Jar (Pack of 12), $31.68.

Or if you’d rather buy something else that the Food Panty needs, you can click here to see the other food on their wish list.

And thank you!

Some of the kids at the School who help distribute the bags for food.

2 thoughts on “Working At The Food Pantry With The Army Of Good

  1. Our local church pantry was a life saver for our family many years ago. My husband lost his job, the company closed its doors overnight and we had 4 kids to feed. It feels so good to be in a place where I can help make sure kids get the food they need. I love being part of the Army of Good

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