The Salem Pantry
The mission of The Salem Pantry is to eradicate hunger in the Salem community by providing residents in need with nutritious foods in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
The Salem Pantry has distributed food in Salem since 1991. Our pantry has grown its capacity in recent years to add new staff positions, increase partnerships and establish new distribution channels. The Salem Pantry quickly and strategically expanded services during the COVID-19 pandemic to address Salem residents' food insecurity through our strengthened mobile markets, new emergency grocery assistance with Salem Public School (SPS) at multiple locations and a new household delivery model to vulnerable members of the community. During COVID-19, our Pantry has distributed food to 1,800 different Salem households and over 5,500 unique individuals. Our mobile distribution sites and home deliveries have provided a monthly average of 72,500 pounds (an estimated 60,000 meals) within our community since mid-March. Given the dramatic rise in the need for food assistance since the onset of COVID-19, The Salem Pantry's work is more crucial than ever.
Read more about The Salem Pantry in the news and contact our Executive Director for all Media Inquiries. Learn about The Salem Pantry from our Executive Director, Robyn Burns, in a video interview with Salem News.
The Salem Pantry is thankful for support from: Cell Signaling Technology, People's United Bank, Beth Israel Senior Citizens Housing INC, McCarthy Family Foundation, Salem Rotary, Institution for Savings, and Salem Five.