The Salem Pantry Update (October 2020)
During 2020, The Salem Pantry strengthened existing partnerships and formed new ones. We expanded our mobile distribution to additional neighborhoods and created a new delivery program. Our small staff worked with countless volunteers and community partners to make this happen. We stayed flexible and nimble with each new step.

During the early stages of the pandemic, we moved our operations outside and reconfigured our mobile pantry model accordingly. Now that the colder weather is coming, we must adapt again - moving back inside. We are working closely with our partners to follow all building protocols and public health best practices, while keeping the process as safe and quick as possible for Salem Pantry guests and volunteers.

This month, we highlight two of our unique partnerships. Learn about our new collaboration with Anchor Food Pantry and Salem Pantry's ongoing work to support food access for homeless individuals with long standing partner, LifeBridge. This collaborative work would not be possible without your continual support!
Building New Partnerships
Each week, The Salem Pantry works with the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to utilize our food warehouse space to coordinate deliveries for peer North Shore agencies. This month, we welcomed Anchor Food Pantry from Swampscott. We will continue to support Anchor’s food acquisition each month, along with other organizations in nearby communities.
Expanding Existing Partnerships
The Salem Pantry works closely with LifeBridge each week to operate a small food pantry inside their day center. This pantry is available to any community member experiencing homelessness. We prioritize stocking this pantry with shelf-stable items that require limited preparation. Additionally, we feature a weekly produce cart with a variety of ready to eat and easy to prepare produce.