Kick off the summer season at the 7th Annual Summer Gala for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod, Sunday June 24, 2018 at the Wychmere Beach Club, Snow Inn Road, Harwich Port, MA from 5-8 pm. Sample elegant edibles and dance to the rocking dance band “Pulse of Boston” while experiencing breathtaking views of the ocean.

Benefit Chairs Tom and Shelly O’Neill and their committee are putting together an evening to remember while rising funds for The Family Pantry of Cape Cod. This year’s hosts working with the O’Neill’s are David Metzler, Erin and Matt Kelley, Paul Grover, Paul and Mary Jo Barrett, Kip and Stephanie O’Neill. They are acquiring support from many area sponsors. Sponsorship levels for those wishing to participate: Leadership $10,000, Presenting $5,000, Wychmere Hero $2,500, Cape Cod Champion $1,000 and Friend $500.

2018 Gala Honorees

2018 Founders award

The Founders Award recognizes someone with the Founders core values with a longtime association with the Pantry. This year’s recipient is The Cape Cod Chronicle and Publisher Hank Hyora. The Cape Cod Chronicle has supported the Family Pantry for over the past 26 years by holding the annual winter “Helping Neighbors” campaign benefiting the Pantry and recently expanded the campaign to include a summer campaign.  In addition, Hyora and his team have kept the community updated by writing countless features about the Pantry and all of its activities.  The Chronicle ensures that those who need help are kept informed and those who can provide help have the
opportunity.  As one of the two remaining independently owned and operated newspapers on Cape Cod, The Chronicle who has been publishing since 1965 understands that the people in the community are what’s important to keep informed, tell stories about and help when in need. The Pantry is delighted to recognize all Hank Hyora and the Cape Cod Chronicle has done for the Pantry.

2018 President’s Award

The Presidents Award recognizes someone who has supported the pantry significantly over many years. Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod. AmeriCorps has supported the Pantry over the past six years, working primarily in the 9,000 sq. foot Family Pantry garden.  Each year a team of corps members help to open and close the garden, preparing for planting, aligning irrigation and general clean up.  They return mid season to help with the heavy lifting of weeding, harvesting and rototilling.  This work is critical as the garden typically produces up to 6,300 pound of fresh vegetables and herbs each year for the Pantry clients.  The award will be accepted by Daniel Schell, program coordinator AmeriCorps Cape Cod. The Pantry is so pleased to be able to recognize their volunteer hours by presenting the Family Pantry of Cape Cod’s President’s award to AmeriCorps Cape Cod.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Family Pantry of Cape Cod the largest food pantry on Cape Cod serving anyone in need with no restrictions, geographic or otherwise.

Tickets are $150.00 per person and are available online at http://www.thefamilypantry.com/Donate/Summer-Gala or by contacting Christine Menard cmenard@thefamilypantry.com or 508-432-6519. Anyone interested in becoming one of the sponsors for this years Gala please contact Menard above. If you are unable to attend donations are always welcome and can be made online or by checks payable to: The Family Pantry of Cape Cod and sent to 133 Queen Anne Road, Harwich MA 02645. The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.