The Prince Henry Fall River chapter has recently donated $1,000 to the Firefighters Wives Association Inc

for those individuals who were affected by the apartment fire on Irving St. Seven adults and four children were left homeless after the fast-moving blaze — fueled by winds during this past weekend’s blizzard — tore through the five-unit triple decker at 140 Irving St.

Representing the Fall River chapter in the photo is brother Joseph Borges.


Society donates $5,400 and 2,200 pounds of food to area pantries for our 2021 Food Drive.

Some local families will have a merrier holiday season thanks to the generosity of those who contributed to the Prince Henry Society (PHS) of Fall River annual food drive to benefit several food pantries in the Greater Fall River area.  On Tuesday, Barry Ferreira, who co-chairs the Humanitarian and Relief Committee with Joseph C. Borges, was happy to report this was the best food drive ever. PHS members collected $5,400 – an increase of $900 from the 2020 donations. In addition, 2,200 pounds of food were collected.


Society donates $4,500 and 2,000 pounds of food to area pantries for our 2020 Food Drive.


As COVID challenges continue and cold weather moves into the area, more and more area residents are looking for food assistance. Thanks to the generosity of those who contributed to the Prince Henry Society of Fall River annual holiday food drive, additional funds and food have been provided to food pantries in the Greater Fall River area.

Checks for more than $1,000 and many boxes of food were donated to the Sacred Heart/Holy Name Food Pantry, the St. Anne Food Pantry (photo 1), the St. John of God Food Pantry (photo 2) and the Veterans’ Association.

The event was also sponsored by Radio Voz do Emigrante and was held at Portugalia Market Place and Seabra Supermarket in Fall River.


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About PHS Community Giving


The Prince Henry Society identifies humanitarian needs in Greater Fall River. Designated projects or causes may include, but are not limited to, matters relating to needs of the community associated with traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas programs, disaster relief, and other such efforts appropriate for consideration. 

St. Michael Church Soup Kitchen, Fall River
Sacred Heart Church Soup Kitchen, Fall River
Sociedade Cultural Acoreana, Fall River
St. Vincent's Home, Fall River
The Salvation Army, Fall River
The Salvation Army, New Bedford
William F. Green School, Fall River
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Faith Living Ministries
St. Anthony of Padua Church food pantry
Espirito Santo Church food pantry
First Baptist Church food pantry
Holy Trinity Church food pantry
Healy School
Citizens for Citizens


Diabetes Association of Fall River
United Way of Fall River
Holy Ghost Feast
Azorean Earthquake relief fund
St. Anne's Hospital
Bristol Community College
Herald News Santa Fund
American Cancer Society
John J. Doran Elementary School
Katie Brown Foundation
Day of Portugal
Junior Achievement
Holy Spirit Soup Kitchen
Greater Fall River Community Soup Kitchen
St. Anne's Food Pantry
Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund

To request assistance, please send us a message using our "Contact us" page. 

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