By Carol Britton Meyer
The Hingham Food Pantry, which supports more than 160 local families annually, has been fully operational throughout the pandemic. "We did see an earlier increase in the number of families that we serve, although things seem more constant now," Executive Director Susan Kiernan said recently. "We are expecting another increase, however, as prices soar."
The National Association of Letter Carriers held its annual food drive recently, with widespread participation among Hingham residents, whose donations benefit the Hingham Food Pantry.
Thanks to the NALC drive -- with full participation by Hingham letter carriers -- and several other planned food drives, the Hingham Food Pantry will be well-supplied with many non-perishables. There is still a need for one-pound bags of sugar, two- and five-pound bags of flour, pasta sauce, nuts, dried fruit, and cookies.
For more details, check out the Hingham Food Pantry Facebook page.