The new Executive Director of the East Bay Food Pantry (EBFP), Emily Mushen, briefed us on the impact the EBFP has had in the East Bay during this transition year of 2022. She reiterated their mission to "engage, educate, and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community." She thanked Bristol Rotary for our continued financial support not only last year, with the Food for Kids program, but for our donations at the height of the pandemic, when food insecurity was at its most challenging. See below Emily's further comments and EBFP's incredible performance through out last year. 
Emily further expressed her appreciation to Bristol Rotary: "We used your generous donation in December to purchase and distribute gift cards to our Food4Kids  clients to help with food purchases over the holiday break when children do not have access to school-provided breakfast and lunch. The response to this generosity among our clients was overwhelming."
Here is a quick look at EBFP's impact in 2022 :
1. Pantry visits:
  • 176,220 meals provided
  • 61% increase over 2021
2. Fresh Food Friday
  • 3,705 visits
  • 20% increase over 2021
3. Food4Kids
  • 918 visits
  • 18% increase over 2021
4. Mobile Pantry
  • 379 deliveries
  • 105 increase over 2021