City Partnering with Providence Ministries to Provide Food Text Size

The City of Holyoke and Providence Ministries are partnering to support furloughed federal workers and those impacted by the shutdown of the federal government. Margaret’s Pantry, a program of Providence Ministries, will provide a free food share to any household impacted by the shutdown.   

Mayor Alex B. Morse states “the City of Holyoke supports Providence Ministries on an annual basis with federal Community Development Block Grant funds to operate their community programs.  I am thankful that Providence Ministries is able to assist those residents serving our country in their time of need and encourage anyone impacted by the federal shutdown to utilize these services. The work of local government never stops, and we want these workers to know that their local officials are here to help when the federal government won’t.” 

Shannon Rudder, Executive Director, notes that “she is happy to team together on behalf of the community.”  

To arrange confidential pick-up of a food share from Margaret’s Pantry, 56 Cabot Street, Holyoke, please contact Brenda at Margaret’s Pantry at 413-538-8026 or email and bring proof of federal or federal-related employment at time of pick up.  Food shares will be provided regardless of past household income.

Federal workers in need of other services are encouraged to contact the Mayor’s Office at 413-322-5510 for a referral.


Posted on January 17, 2019 by