provides more than just food to those in need. The pantry is a place for those less fortunate to come for their basic needs of life.
Homeless residents in the Bristol-Warren area now have a place to go to clean and maintain their clothing — critical possessions for those living on the street — thanks to a $1,500 grant from Chobani Yogurt and a discount from . The equipment is used by soup kitchen diners, who are often homeless or in difficult circumstances. The pantry also use the equipment to wash kitchen aprons and towels, and to wash donations of clothing.
Even in summertime, donations are critical to keep the essential charity running. This week, Good Neighbors is in most need of disposable diapers and gently used men's clothing and sneakers.
, 378 Hope St. in Bristol, operates a soup kitchen, serving a hot breakfast and lunch to as many as 70 diners, five days a week. The pantry also donates bags of groceries to 300 local families with children, and provides a day shelter, holiday baskets and many other services.