Walmart announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers. One of the winners is St. Joseph’s Storehouse Food Pantry, which serves residents of Salem and Swampscott.
Over the past two weeks, communities nationwide came together to vote at walmart.com/holidaymakeover for their local food pantry to win a grant. The grants are being made to help the winning food pantries, such as St. Joseph’s, renovate their facilities and purchase essential equipment such as new refrigerators, ovens, stoves, storage units, and even refrigerated trucks to help them better serve families in need.
St. Joseph’s Storehouse’s mission is to alleviate hunger in Salem with supplemental food and emergency food assistance; to provide children with life-changing opportunities; to deliver groceries to the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged; to offer programs to all ages that promote growth and self-confidence and to serve the community with grace, dignity and non-discrimination.