The Salem Pantry will open its first brick-and-mortar location this April in partnership with The North Shore Community Development Coalition.
“The Salem Pantry feeds nearly 800 families a week. That is up from about 530 families a week at this time last year. In January alone, we distributed food to nearly 4000 individual people. The need for reliable food isn’t decreasing in our community,” Director of Programs and Partnerships Mike Lilley said. “At the Pantry, we are committed to reliably providing fresh and healthy food to our community. The Market is another way we seek to uphold that commitment.”
The Market, which will open five days a week, including weekend and evening hours, will serve as The Salem Pantry’s main distribution point, providing pantry guests with a consistent location for convenient, no-cost shopping.
The Market will serve as more than a pantry, providing community and health resources outside of food. The Salem Pantry will also partner with The Salem Skipper and The Salem Council on Aging to offer transportation options to The Market, where guests can shop from various produce, dairy, protein, and nonperishable items.
The Salem Pantry will continue to operate its longstanding mobile distribution program. In partnership with community partners, this program provides reliable food access for students, residents, and clients.
For questions regarding The Market, contact The Salem Pantry at email@example.com.