| During the
week, volunteers prepare the bags of groceries which
are distributed each Saturday to our member families.
The amount of groceries in each bag is based on the
number of people in the household. Using the Greater
Boston Food Bank's pyramid
guide, we have chosen a nutritionally balanced selection
of foods that should be enough for a three-day supply.
New clients are asked to complete a form with basic
information which is used by the Food Bank for statistical
purposes. We then add the name to our client data base
and allow usage of the pantry once every four weeks.
The Shepherd's Pantry is part of the distribution base for the Greater
Boston Food Bank; every month, we receive a supply of non-perishable
items to be distributed to our clients. We are also part of the USDA
system; food from this program is also handed out each week.