Saturday, December 6, 2014

A big thank you to everybody that came out to last night's party. We raised over $6,000 and collected the most food that we've collected since we started doing this five years ago. A big thank you to Janet Laberge of Good Deeds for donating her large truck for food collection. Thank you to Denise Hawes and her daughter. Be sure to visit Denise Hawes Photography's Facebook Page to see a bunch of pics from last night. Funtastic Faces was busy all night long offering face-painting for kids and Sports Clips of Marshfield was great with hair-painting and spiking. 

Thanks to Pembroke H.S. music director Austin Glass for getting twelve members from the high school band to come and play live music for everybody. The National Honor Society and other high school kids that volunteered their time were also invaluable. 

The post below this one lists all the extremely generous local businesses and families that donated items. Many friends helped before and during the party. This party is always a big undertaking but it's made much easier by all the great people in Pembroke that attend the party, make donations and help make things run so smoothly.

Thanks, Merry Christmas to everybody and we'll be back again next year.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Everything you need to know about Friday


The party will take place this Friday, December 5th at 7 p.m. at the Pembroke Country Club. Here's quick rundown of everything you need to know. If you still have questions, contact Matt York at and we'll get you an answer.

What about tickets? Tickets can be purchased at the door. However, we recommend you consider buying tickets in advance ($15 for individuals, $25 for families) online at this link. It will just help us get everybody through the door faster.

Should I bring canned goods? You should. Janet LaBerge from Good Deeds/Dirty Deeds will have her truck set-up in front of the entrance. There should be people there to assist put the food in the truck. You can also bring a dessert for people at the party to share. We had a lot of desserts last year and it was fun.

How do I pay? You can make checks out directly to the Pembroke Food Pantry. We also accept cash and credit cards. All money and food that we collect goes directly to the food pantry.

I have kids, will they have something to do? They will have a ton of things to do. We have Santa Clause there. Denise Hawes Photography will be taking pictures of the kids. Funtastic Faces will be doing free face-painting. Sports Clips of Marshfield will be providing free hair-spiking and hair-painting. We'll also have free hair-braiding. There will be arts and crafts for the kids and we'll have twelve members of the high school wind ensemble playing some live Christmas music.

I don't have kids, should I go? You should go. We have a cash bar, free appetizers and desserts. We have close to fifty different auction and raffle items, a 50/50 raffle and a DJ.

How long does this party last? The party generally runs from roughly 7-10.

Who are the generous businesses and families that help make this possible? We're glad you asked. Below is the list of raffle and auction items for this year's party. We hope to see you there.

2014 Auction Items
A Basket from Queen Bee Honey
Blue & green glass vase    from Second 2 None

Hair products/haircut basket from Hair Consultants Plus
Fitness Boot Camp from Fitness Delivered
Ken Morrow autographed 1980 Olympic hockey jersey from the Stevens Family
Weekday foursome of golf w/carts from Pembroke CC

Statehouse tour/lunch with  Josh Cutler

Hair Products Basket from Sports Clips of Marshfield
Pembroke Co-Ed Over-30 Softball Registration
DoggieRetreat:  Grooming, week of daycare and weekend of boarding courtesy of GotPawz? in Weymouth

Ride to school in a police cruiser:  Pembroke Police Dept.

Antique Christmas Wreath  from SalvageChic Antiques
Homemade Chocolate Basket   from Kim Gillis
2014 Raffle Items:

Game Night basket from the Skeiber Family
$40 gift certificate to Fork in the Road
$25 gift certificate to Mother Anna’s
$35 gift certificate to Victoria’s Secret

$20 gift certificate to Omelette Factory
$25 gift certificate to Anna’s Harborside Grille

$25 gift certificate to British Beer Company
Toy Basket from Rhyme and Reason
$25 gift certificate to Guiseppe’s Cakes
$20 gift certificate to Cycle Lodge

$30 gift certificate to Corinne’s Hair Affair
2 large cheese pizzas  at Old Railroad Cafe

Holiday greens centerpiece from Tomasi’s
4 weeks 1to 1 nutrition counsel  from Ideal Weight Loss

Ten Yoga Classes from Ideal Weight Loss

Smoothies/health drinks from The Green Light 

Gym bag from TitanSports

Bread for a Year/One loaf per month  from Panera Bread

Pedicure from Luxy Nail

$25 gift certificate to Fedele’s

Christmas table runner from Kelly Goff

$35 gift certificate to Twice As Nice

Hello Kitty basket #1 Mary McDonough

Hello Kitty basket #2 Mary McDonough

Chocolate Fun basket Mary McDonough

Framed print/purple flower   Mary McDonough

Yard & Garden tools  from Josh Cutler

$50 Scituate Harbor Gift Certificate

Piece of jewelry from DJ’s Gold Mine

$50 gift certificate to Oliveira's Restaurant 

$50 gift certificate to Orta

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pantry Party Update

This year's party will be held on December 5th. You can purchase tickets at the door or you can buy them online through Eventbrite

If you'd like to let people know about the party, please feel free to invite them by email using E-Vite

or by our Facebook invite

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to "like" or Facebook page at We'll be updating that page a lot in the coming weeks.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Pembroke Party for the Pantry 2014

This year will be the 5th year of Party for the Pantry in Pembroke, Massachusetts. It will be held on Friday, December 5th at the Pembroke Country Club. We'll have a lot more information in the coming weeks and months but please consider saving the date. If you are interested in donating an item for either the auction or raffle, please reach out to Matt York at 781-953-6177 or Also, if you are on Facebook, be sure to "like" our page at

If you've never attended the party, this short video done by PAC-TV gives a good sense of what it's like.


The Party for the Pantry was started by Matt and Beth York in 2010. From the start they have been helped an enormous amount by Janet White and Dan Taylor as well as many other friends and businesses in Pembroke, Massachusetts.