Great things can happen when a community comes together to look after each other. What we see happening in Salem is a great example of how a community can come together to better serve their neighbors.
On April 22, The Salem Pantry launched its first brick and mortar pantry location called “The Market” to serve area residents fresh, healthy food 5 days a week, with both evening and weekend hours available. The Market is set up like a small grocery store and will offer the types of food being requested by the residents it will support.
Prior to The Market opening, The Salem Pantry was already providing more than 1.1 million healthy meals per year by way of 13 weekly mobile program sites that served a diverse local and regional community. This new permanent pantry is designed to provide area residents with even more free, fresh, and healthy food.
Many of The Salem Pantry’s top political and business supporters gathered to celebrate the opening of The Market including Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, who was a staunch advocate for food insecure residents when she was Mayor of Salem.
GBFB’s Vice President of Community Impact Jonathan Tetrault was at the grand opening to thank everyone involved. “Thanks to the great local leadership here in Salem and many other people in this community, The Salem Pantry now has this great food pantry to better serve the people in the greater Salem area. The mission of The Greater Boston Food Bank is to End Hunger Here in Eastern Massachusetts. Partnerships like this one get us one step closer to achieving this important mission.”
If you are an area resident in need of food, you can visit The Market at 47 Leavitt Street in Salem. If you need to find food in your area, you can use our Partner Agency Locator or access or Food Finder Resource Sheet to find help in your community.