Community Giving

Fall Food Drive: November 18


This fall, the Prince Henry Society of Fall River and RVDE radio’s Voz Do Emigrante will once again hold a food drive during the holiday season to benefit food pantries and soup kitchens in the Greater Fall River area.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, members of the organization will be at Portugalia and Seabra Supermarket in Fall River. Items may also be dropped off at Holy Name School on President Avenue.

The food and funds collected will benefit the Holy Trinity, St. Michael’s, St. Anne’s and St. Bernadette food pantries. The Society will accept non-perishable food and cash donations. Make checks payable to “The Prince Henry Society.” Donations may also be made on the group’s website (

Frank Baptista and members of Radio Voz Do Emigrante will be broadcasting from the Portugalia and Seabra locations during the event, which is coordinated by the Humanitarian Committee, chaired by Antonio L. Oliveira.

The mission of the Prince Henry Society is to promote the civic, cultural, economic, educational and social betterment of individuals of Portuguese descent. For more information, visit the website or call 508-916-4150.

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. A $2,500 budget has been established for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Organizations who have benefitted by our giving program include:

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

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