56 Cabot St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Brenda Lamagdeleine, Manager, Margaret’s Pantry BrendaL@provministries.org
Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Donations accepted Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Summer - closed on Friday's
A full-service food pantry that provides food to residents of the greater Holyoke area. We do 97 percent of referrals at Margaret's Pantry now. Clients need a piece of mail, ID, and if a family is involved, we need one of the following for each person; social security card, mass health or other insurance card, birth certificate, ID. We serve every community in Western MA except Springfield.
Clients must be referred by letter and client verification form. Referral agencies include, DTA, VOC, WIC Office, Department of Veterans, Public and Private Schools, Churches, New England Farm Workers Council, shelter providers and more. For a complete list of referral sources please call (413) 538-8026 or (413) 536-9109 X 11. We are always looking for additional partners, please give us a call if your Holyoke agency wishes to be a referral source.
In the heart of the Broderick House, our food pantry, known as Margaret’s Pantry, can be found. It began as a one room pantry on the first floor of the Broderick House, and in 1990 expanded to three rooms. This expansion has enabled the program to not only provide more food to the community, but also control the duplication of services. We provide 3 meals and 3 snacks for 4 days.
Presently the pantry provides food to upward of 180 families each month and we average approx. 41,000.00 lbs per month which is approx. 72,000 meals a year being distributed to the needy of the community. Individuals and families can access the food pantry once a month.
Food drives are held throughout the year to supplement our supply. Major food drives include the Postal Workers Food drive, and collections from the City of Holyoke. Additional food is donated by Rachel’s Table, area restaurants, supermarkets, church groups, etc. Food is also purchased via the Western Mass Food Bank.
The Pantry is named after Sr. Margaret McCleary, SP, the foundress of our ministry.