Check back often for the latest news and events at the Pantry.

 

Newcomers Easter Baskets 2017

Events, Easter Basket • April, 17

 

Thanks to the Holliston Newcomers Club and donations from the Holliston Community, 71 beautiful Easter baskets will be given to Pantry families this week. The baskets filled up the Pantty van with the aid of HNC's Melissa Cloutier and her little helper. Thank you very much for your support!!!

 

Souper Bowl 2017

Events, Souper Bowl • Feb, 17

 


 

Pasta Dinner 2016

Events, Pasta Dinner • Dec, 16

 


 

Studio D

News, Studio D Supports the Pantry • Nov, 16

 


 

NHS Scavenger Hunt

Events, NHS Scavenger Hunt • Oct, 16

 


 

React Players Give Back

News, React Players Give Back • June, 16

 


 

Stamp Out Hunger

News, Stamp Out Hunger • May, 16

 


 

2016 Junior Scavenger Hunt

News, 2016 Junior Scavenger Hunt • May, 16

 


 

Kiley Insurance Supports the Pantry

News, Kiley Insurance Supports the Pantry • April, 16

 

Dave O'Neil and Amy Porter accept a check from Chris O'Neil of Kiley Insurance, who acquired a matching gift from Arbella Insurance

 

Greater Boston Food Bank Supports the Pantry

News, GBFB • March, 16

 

Jonathan Tetrault, representative of the Greater Boston Food Bank, presents a check to Pantry Treasurer, Dave O'Neil. Thanks to GBFB, we were able to purchase the commercial refrigerator you see behind us. The larger capacity unit enables the Pantry to cut costs by buying more of our groceries from the Food Bank. Thank you, Jonathan!

 

Project 351

News, Project 351 • November, 15

 

Many thanks to Michaela Campbell, Julia Giusti-Kizik and the students of Miller, Placentino and Adams Schools for over 2000 pounds of groceries collected this week through Project 351 and the 5th Grade Leadership Program. A job well done by all the students and a particular round of applause to the deserving Miller School students and teachers who donated 600 pounds today alone! Thanks for your support!!!

 

SouperBowl 2016

Events, SouperBowl 2016 • February, 16

 

Holliston Pantry Shelf presents SOUPer Bowl 2016 to be held on Saturday, February 6th in Jordan Hall at the First Congregational Church at 725 Washington Street, Holliston from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors for a delicious dinner with six soups generously donated by local businesses. Also included in the meal is a variety of fresh breads, beverages and homemade desserts. Guests who purchase an Adult or Senior ticket will take home a keepsake ceramic soup mug. The following businesses are donating soups: Bazel's Pizza & Subs (Chili), Bertucci's (Sausage Soup), Casey's Pub (Clam Chowder) , Corner Market (Chicken Vegetable Soup), Holliston Superette (Chicken Noodle Soup), Jasper's Café & Bistro (Tomato Basil Soup). Tickets are being sold at Coffee Haven, Holliston Superette and Town Clerk's Office. Adults 12 and older are $15, Seniors 65+ and children 6 to 11 are $8, and admission is free for children up to 5 years. Guests can take a chance to win some great prizes at our Spectacular SOUPer Bowl Drawing that evening. Questions can be emailed to info@hollistonpantryshelf.org.

 

Thanksgiving

News, Thanksgiving • November, 15

 

146 Thanksgiving Boxes are ready to go out to Pantry families thanks to the generosity of the Holliston Newcomers Club and our great community!

 

Annual Pasta Dinner with Santa

Event, Annual Pasta Dinner with Santa • December, 15

 

Thank you for making the 2015 Pasta Dinner a success!



 

Studio D Supports Holiday Stroll Special

Event, Studio D, November, 2015 • November, 15

 

 

NHS Food Drive

Event, NHS Food Drive, October, 2015 • October, 15

 

 

HCAT Interview

News, HCAT Interview, October, 2015 • October, 15

 

Click here to see the HCAT Interview with Dave O'Neil.

 

Holliston Newcomers Food Drive

Event, Holliston Newcomers Food Drive, September, 2015 • June, 15

 

 

Annual Turkey Dinner

Event, Annual Turkey Dinner, September, 2015 • June, 15

 

Here are some pictures from the 2015 Turkey Dinner. Thank you for helping us to make it a success.

 

Holliston Youth Lacrosse Supports the Pantry

Event, Holliston Youth Lacrosse Supports the Pantry, June, 2015 • June, 15

 

Holliston Youth Lacrosse board members Jay Marino, Boys Vice-President, Cara Strock, Secretary, Mark Lombardi, Treasurer and HYLA President Greg Stebbins, present a check to HPS Treasurer, Dave O'Neil, center, from their fundraiser and donation collection on May 31. Thank you for your support!

 

React Players Give Back

Event, React Players Give Back - Musical Theatre Benefit for Pantry, June 5, 2015 • June, 15

 

 

HHS Junior Scavenger Hunt

Event, HHS Junior Scavenger Hunt • May, 15

 

 

Miller student CHANGE-ing The World

News, Supporting the Pantry • Mar, 15

 

Miller School student, Kathleen Russo presented a check to the Holliston Pantry Shelf after her fundraiser, "CHANGE-ing The World" raised a total of $3372 for the Holliston Pantry Shelf. Kathleen organized the change drive, collecting $1124 of spare change with her fellow students, which her parent's business, Russo Insurance matched, along with a check from Arbella Insurance. What a great idea, Kathleen!! There are so many different ways to help us out without working a shift at the Pantry!

 

8th Annual SOUPer Bowl

Events, Annual SOUPer Bowl • Jan, 15

 
 

Annual Pasta Dinner

Events, Annual Pasta Dinner • Dec, 14

 
 

Powissett Farm Supports the Pantry

News, Powissett Farm Supports the Pantry • Nov, 14

 

Many thanks to Meryl Latronica (in yellow) and her staff from Powissett Farm in Dover! Every year, she donates shares of her farm's crops to the Holliston Pantry Shelf so that our shoppers can have fresh produce all season long. We just received our last our last delivery of this year's harvest a couple of weeks ago and our families are so grateful for the wide variety of produce we can put out for them. Thanks again!!

 

Web Industries Makes a Generous Donation

News, Web Industries Makes a Generous Donation • Nov, 14

 

Ken Riley and his co-workers, Marlon Ramos and Steve Pizzo present a check to Pantry Treasurer, Dave O'Neill and Pantry founder, Sylvia Stickney. The check represents money raised at employee-owned Web Industries in Holliston. Thank you for your support!

 

Studio D Supports the Pantry During Holiday Stroll

Events, Studio D Supports the Pantry During Holiday Stroll • Nov 29, 14

 

 

Sharp Dressed Men Rock for the Pantry

Events, Annual Turkey Dinner • Sep, 14

 

Kent Kissinger of the rock band Sharp Dressed Men presents Amy Porter with a check for $250. The band played at one of the concerts at Goodwill Park over the summer and donated the proceeds for their performance to the Holliston Pantry Shelf.

 

Annual Turkey Dinner

Events, Annual Turkey Dinner • Sep, 14

 
 

Re-Act Players Give Back

Events, Musical - Annie • Jun, 14

 

Robert Adams Middle School, Thursday, June 12 2014, 5:00 p.m.

 

Stamp Out Hunger 2014

Events, USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive • May, 14

 

The U.S. Postal Service held their Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in May. We wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this collection a success. A special thanks to all of the postal workers who have once again shown their support to our town. In the photo below postal carrier Mike Hamlet finishes loading up the 58 crates of donations collected as part of the food drive.

 

Holliston High School Junior Scavenger Hunt

News, Holliston High School Junior Scavenger Hunt • Apr, 14

 

Junior Scavenger Hunt, Saturday, April 5 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Juniors of Holliston High School are collecting the following items for the Holliston Pantry Shelf: Canned goods, boxed foods, juice boxes, coffee, peanut butter, toiletries, paper goods and more

ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED. ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT:
Kaitlin Mills at millsk@holliston.k12.ma.us
Jennifer Moreau at moreauj@holliston.k12.ma.us
(ADVISERS TO THE CLASS OF 2015)

 

Water Fresh Farm Fresh Food Drive

News, Water Fresh Farm Fresh Food Drive • Mar, 14

 

 

Kiley Insurance Donation

News, Kiley Insurance Donation • Feb, 14

 

Over the past month, Kiley Insurance ran a promotion donating $10 for each "Like" it received on its Facebook page up to $1000. The Holliston Pantry Shelf thanks Kiley Insurance for the excellent idea and generous donation. In the picture below, Pantry President Carl Damigella accepts a check for $1000 for the Holliston Pantry Shelf from Chris O'Neil of Kiley Insurance in Holliston.

 

Bertucci's Special

Events, Bertucci's Special • Feb, 14

 
 

Studio D Holliston Stroll Special

Events, Studio D Holliston Stroll Special • November 24, 13

 
 

Join us at the Holliston Stroll

Events, 2013 Holliston Holiday Stroll Donation Drop-Off • Nov 30, 13

 

The Holliston Pantry Shelf will be featured front and center at this year's Holiday Stroll. Come and enjoy warm cider and donuts at 783 Washington Street between Studio D and Holliston Superette. Donations can be dropped off during the stroll from 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Items in particular need right now are canned soup, paper towels, cereal, snacks, brownie mix, cookies, and canned meats like tuna, chicken and turkey. For more information, visit www.hollistonpantryshelf.org. Also being sold are tickets to win a beautiful blanket in a drawing to benefit the Holliston Pantry Shelf. The blanket is currently displayed in Fiske's General Store window, but will moved across the street at 783 Washington Street by the Holiday Stroll. Tickets may also be purchased at Fiske's General Store and Kamala Boutique for $1.00 per ticket until December 1st. 100% of the proceeds go to the Holliston Pantry Shelf. Thank you to the Stone Soup Artisan Group!

 

Warm Coats Needed for Pantry Families

Events, Holliston Newcomers Club Coat Drive • Nov, 13

 

Like it or not, winter is on its way and with it comes the need for warmer clothing. Imagine having to get through the winter without a jacket or coat to protect you against the New England weather. Unfortunately, there are members of our community who are faced with that possibility. Many families at the Holliston Pantry Shelf cannot afford to buy a new coat and you might have the perfect one for someone else hanging in the back of your closet. For the past several years, the Holliston Newcomer’s Club has provided warm coats for Pantry families through donations from the community. With increased use of the pantry, your donations are more important than ever. Pantry families fill out request forms with all the information and sizes needed. The requests are posted on the Newcomers web site at www.hollistonnewcomers.org.

 

Holiday Appeal Letter

Events, Holiday Appeal Letter • Nov, 13

 

The annual Holliston Pantry Shelf letter requesting monetary donations to keep the Pantry running will be arriving in mailboxes just after Thanksgiving. The numbers of our neighbors in need rises every year and our overall donations have seen a decrease in 2013. As a reminder, the Pantry is not funded by the government in any way and relies entirely on the generosity of our community, so any donation would be appreciated. We also accept donations through PayPal at www.hollistonpantryshelf.org. Please click here to read our letter.

 

Holliston National Honors Society Food Drive

Events, Holliston Pantry Shelf 20th Anniversary Celebration • October 30, 13

 
 

Holliston Pantry Shelf 20th Anniversary Celebration

Events, Holliston Pantry Shelf 20th Anniversary Celebration • October 27, 13

 

The Holliston Pantry Shelf will be hosting our 20th Anniversary Celebration. This is our opportunity to thank the community for 20 years of support. Please join us on Sunday, October 27 at Upper Town Hall.

 

Holliston Pantry Shelf Annual Turkey Dinner

Events, Holliston Pantry Shelf Annual Turkey Dinner • September 21, 13

 

The Holliston Pantry Shelf will be holding it's annual Turkey Dinner. Please join us on Saturday, September 21 at the Holliston High School Cafeteria. Get your tickets soon!

 

Fiske's General Store Summer Campaign and Donation

Local Support, Fiske's General Store Summer Campaign and Donation • September, 13

 

Summer Promotion Proceeds Campaign. Fiske's General Store owner John Paltrineri presenting a check to Pantry President, Carl Damigella for $450. This donation was a result from the promotion Fiske's had in July and August. For every new or renewed Friends of Fiske's membership, they donated $5 to the Pantry.
The Pantry greatly thanks John and Fiske's for their continued support.
Want to learn more about what Fiske's has? Click the link below and stop by to support a local business. www.fiskesgeneralstore.com

 

Holliston Pantry Shelf Open House

Events, Holliston Pantry Shelf Open House • June, 13

 

Please help us celebrate our 20th anniversary by coming to the Holliston Pantry Shelf open house. We are opening our doors to welcome you to come in and see how the pantry operates. Come meet some of the volunteers and board members and enjoy some refreshments. We hope to see you there.

 

Holliston Pantry Shelf S.O.S. Campaign

Events, Holliston Pantry Shelf S.O.S. Campaign • May, 13

 

Last summer the support we received for the SOS campaign from the town of Holliston was tremendous. The food collections helped to keep our shelves stocked throughout the summer, when we need the help the most. The Pantry will be open for donations on June 22 from 10 - 2. Please click here for more information.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Thank you - Holliston Knights of Columbus.

News, Holliston Knights of Columbus 2013 • May, 13

 

The Holliston Pantry Shelf would like to take the opportunity to thank the Holliston Knights of Columbus for a significant donation. We recently received a check for $5000. The Knights of Columbus are a generous organization and seem which continues to support many wonderful causes, supporting the Holliston community. The Knights of Columbus have supported the Pantry for many years and we thank them for such a wonderful and generous donation.

Please visit their website to learn more about the organization and how you can give back. www.hollistoncares.org

Stop by and show your support!

 

Walk for Hunger 2013.

Events, HHS Walk for Hunger 2013 • Mar, 13

 

Come join us for the 2013 Walk for the Holliston Pantry Shelf, sponsored and organized by HHS students. The walk takes place on April 28th, 2013. Registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk will begin around 10:30. The walk is five miles, beginning and ending at the Holliston High School. A student walker can pay $10 to participate, adults pay $20, and families can pay together for one $40 fee. Lastly, if participants bring canned goods as a donation to the Pantry, each item gets one ticket to be entered into a raffle for various gift baskets.

Stop by and show your support!

 

SOUPer Bowl 2013.

Events, SOUPer Bowl • Feb, 13

 

The Holliston Pantry Shelf will be hosting our annual Souper Bowl on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at Upper Town Hall. Tickets may be purchased at Coffee Haven, Fiske's or the Superette. Please join us for wonderful soups, celebrity guests and our annual raffle items.

 

Super Bowl Hoagie Sale!

Events, Feb, 13

 

The Mount Hollis Lodge is holding their 21st Annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale. Celebrate the game with some great food and help to support the community.

Please visit their website for details on how to order. www.mthollistlodge.com

 

Pasta Dinner with Santa

Events, Dec, 12

 

The Holliston Pantry Shelf will once again be hosting a Pasta Dinner with Santa, for the children of Holliston. This event will be held at the Fairview at Pinecrest on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Please bring a paper good donation for the Holliston Pantry Shelf. Oh yes... please don't forget to bring your parents.

Once again, we thank the Fairview at Pinecrest for their continued support. Please visit The Fairview site for information on upcoming events, hours of operation and menu options. www.thefairviewatpinecrest.com

 

Get Well Soon, Sylvia

News, Nov 21, 12

 

Many of you have reached out in support for Sylvia, wishing her well and for a speedy recovery. In addition, we have been asked how to help out. As much as Sylvia enjoys flowers, both she and Bill would rather have gift card donations from grocery stores so that The Pantry can buy much needed turkeys for the holiday season. Anyone planning on getting a gift card can send it directly to Sylvia at 86 Church St, Holliston MA 01746. Bill will bring them right over to her to open and she will be more than delighted by your thoughtfulness. Thank you all for your continued support for both Sylvia and the Holliston Pantry Shelf.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

News, Happy ThanksgivingNov, 12

 

Each of us has our own reasons for being thankful this holiday season. In regards to the Holliston Pantry Shelf, we are thankful for many things. We have wonderful and thoughtful volunteers that are crucial to the smooth running of the Pantry. We are thankful for the generous donations we receive from those within the community. In addition, a special thank you is warranted for the continued support provided to the Pantry by the Holliston Newcomers Club. As in prior years, the Newcomers Club has done an outstanding job in supporting the pantry by providing Thanksgiving baskets for our patrons in need.

For more information on the Holliston Newcomers Club, please click on the link below. http://www.hollistonnewcomers.org/thanksgiving-baskets

 

Warm Coats Needed for Pantry Families

Events, Holliston Newcomers Club Coat Drive • Nov, 12

 

Like it or not, winter is on its way and with it comes the need for warmer clothing. Imagine having to get through the winter without a jacket or coat to protect you against the New England weather. Unfortunately, there are members of our community who are faced with that possibility. Many families at the Holliston Pantry Shelf cannot afford to buy a new coat and you might have the perfect one for someone else hanging in the back of your closet. For the past several years, the Holliston Newcomer’s Club has provided warm coats for Pantry families through donations from the community. With increased use of the pantry, your donations are more important than ever. Pantry families fill out request forms with all the information and sizes needed. The requests are posted on the Newcomers web site at www.hollistonnewcomers.org, where you can click on the link to sign up to provide a new or gently used winter coat for a Pantry shopper. Coats are then dropped off at a volunteer’s house where the family can pick them up. There is a particular need for larger sizes for men and women in XL, XXL and XXXL, so please take a look in your closet for coats and jackets that your family no longer needs and donate them to this very important cause.

 

Holliston Pantry Shelf S.O.S. Campaign

Events, Holliston Pantry Shelf S.O.S. Campaign • May, 12

 

Last summer the support we received for the SOS campaign from the town of Holliston was tremendous. The food collections helped to keep our shelves stocked throughout the summer, when we need the help the most. The Pantry will be open for donations on June 2 and June 9 from 10 - 12. Please click here for more information.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Thank You - Student Board Members

News, Thank You - Student Board Members • May, 12

 

The Board of Directors would like to thank Camille Kent and Ross Camiel for their service. Both Camille and Ross have served as student board members and have worked hard in helping the Holliston Pantry Shelf in many ways. Please join us in wishing them both the best of luck as the head off to college.

 

Walk for the Food Pantry.

Events, Walk for Holliston Pantry Shelf • May, 12

 

A walk was organized by two HHS students on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Sarah Tajik and Sam Scott raised $850 as a result of the walk. The Holliston Pantry Shelf wishes to thank them for their hard work and support.

 

U.S. Postal Service 20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Events, Walk for Food Pantry • May, 12

 

The U.S. Postal Service held their 20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. We wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this collection a success. A special thanks to all of the postal workers who have once again shown their support to our town. Visit the link for more information. www.helpstampouthunger.com >

Please join us in thanking our local Postal Service for many years of continued support.

 

HHS Junior Class Scavenger Hunt

Events, HHS Scavenger Hunt • Mar, 12

 

On Saturday, March 31, 2012 the HHS Junior Class held their annual scavenger hunt. Please join us in thanking them for the continued support.

 

SOUPer Bowl 2012.

Events, SOUPer Bowl • Jan, 12

 

The Pantry hosted their annual Souper Bowl on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Upper Town Hall. It was a great day for the Pantry. Over 200 were in attendence to enjoy great food and fine company. Thank you to all who attended. A special thanks to all of our sponsors of the excellent food.

 

Pasta dinner with Santa.

Events, Dinner with Santa • Dec, 11

 

Thank you to The Fairview at Pinecrest Golf Club for hosting the Holiday Dinner with Santa on December 8. The Fairview generously prepared and donated the dinner for the event. Santa was a big hit and the Pantry received many donations of paper goods. We would like to thank everyone who could join us. Please visit The Fairview site for information on upcoming events, hours of operation and menu options. www.thefairviewatpinecrest.com

 

Save A Dog donates pet food to the pantry.

News, Donations • Nov, 11

 

Save a Dog made a generous donation of dog food to the pantry. The pantry would like to thank them for their support. Save a Dog is a humane society located in Sudbury whose primary focus is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs. They also provide an extraordinary "meals on wheels" program for pets. Please visit their site via the link below to learn more about this wonderful orgranization. www.saveadog.org

 

A special thanks to the Newcomers Club.

News, Thanksgiving Baskets • Nov, 11

 

Thank you to the Holliston Newcomers Club for supplying our customers with over 100 baskets for Thanksgiving. The baskets contained a large variety of food goods, including a turkey, for our customers to celebrate the holiday. The number of basket requests this year is unprecedented!

 

Congratulations to our new student board members.

News, New board members • Oct, 11

 

Congratulations to Natalie Earl and Liam Delaney, both juniors at Holliston High School. They have been selected as the new student members of the Pantry Board. We know they will do great things to support our efforts!

 

Information regarding food collections for the Pantry.

News, Collections

 

DOES YOUR GROUP WANT TO RUN A FOOD COLLECTION FOR THE PANTRY? We love organizations who run food collections for us but please let us know about it as you plan the event. Please contact Carl Damigella at cdamig at aol.com to discuss the date of your food raising/fundraising event.

We ask that organizations do this so that we do not have more than one collection going on, in town, at the same time and we need to make arrangements to open the Pantry when you deliver your goods.