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The Pantry accepts donations throughout the year. Please consider a tax-deductible cash donation.The McFarland community hosts several food drives during the year. Look for announcements to participate.

Love Letters, Love Songs & Laughs
Come and join us for the 5th Valentine’s benefit for the McFarland Community Food Pantry.  As always, the shows are at the McFarland United Church of Christ (5710 Anthony Street) and a scrumptious intermission dessert buffet is included in the price of admission.  All proceeds go to support the McFarland Food Pantry – so far the Valentine's benefits have raised nearly $40,000!

The show will be presented Friday and Saturday, February 9-10 and 16-17 at 7:30PM.  Tickets will be $20.  A reminder will be sent when the ticket link is live.  

This year’s show will combine theater with comedy and music for a great evening celebrating love in all its wonderful, frustrating and hilarious glory.  The show will begin with the play, Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.  The play was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has been performed by the likes of Carol Burnett, Kathleen Turner, Jane Curtin and Elizabeth McGovern as the woman and William Hurt, Christopher Reeve, Christopher Walken and Jeff Daniels have played the man.   None of them will be in McFarland but you do get Brooke Hauser and Patrick Fernan as two friends who share a series of letters that stretch across the decades.

After the dessert buffet (seriously awesome if you haven’t yet experienced our productions), Act 2 will bring several wonderful singers – and Patrick – doing great numbers and a very short, hysterical play about a first meeting that goes horribly awry…over and over again. 

The cast includes the aforementioned Brooke Hauser and Patrick Fernan and also features Melissa Mendl, Michael Brown, Tony Ketterer, Ann Nichols, Stephanie Robey and Angy Gagliano from the Bucky and Lena shows.  New this year are Natalie Norlin, Jeremy Kumbier and Nate Mendl – professional performers volunteering their time for this great benefit.

So, bring someone special…or not so special…or a random stranger this February for a lovely evening about love.  Oh, and what a perfect last-minute holiday gift idea – the gift of laughter and love with the money going to help hungry families in McFarland!  Hope to see you all there!

To order tickets, follow this link:

Sundaes on Thursdays:
It's become a summertime tradition: Sundaes on Thursdays! Meet at the village gazebo for ice cream. Half of all proceeds go to the Pantry.

Bowls for Hunger:
Bowls for Hunger is quickly becoming an annual event from which all proceeds go to the McFarland Food Pantry. For event details check out the poster below.

Bowls For Hunger                               

Time is also money. There are lots of ways to assist, from helping to clean and organize to collecting food. Contact the Pantry if you want to find out more information.