Damien’s Place Transforming the South Coast

Published on July 1, 2024

Hunger is a big problem, and big problems call for big solutions.

Damien’s Place Food Pantry in Wareham is a GBFB partner agency that is making big moves to help end hunger on the South Coast of Massachusetts, with the food bank playing a pivotal role, providing a 3-year $450,000 Community Investment Transformational Grant thanks to the generous support of donors like you.

Damien’s has utilized this GBFB grant to open a new food pantry and warehouse facility that will transform the way it serves people in Plymouth County, particularly in the Wareham, Brockton, and New Bedford areas.

The old food pantry location did not have the capacity to keep up with the community’s needs. It required people to wait outside, sometimes in inclement weather, to receive a pre-selected carriage of food. The new food pantry empowers guests by providing healthy food in a full-choice environment that resembles a grocery store, allowing guests to choose the food that best meets their cultural or dietary preferences. Land at their new location will also serve as a Community Garden in Wareham.

The new Damien’s also has additional warehouse space which allows around 40 other GBFB partners to pick up food from there twice a week, strengthening the entire network of food pantries in the South Coast region.

By supporting GBFB and all our local partners, you are making big solutions like this possible.

Together, We Can #EndHungerHere


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