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Prince Henry Society of Fall River to hold Food Drive Nov. 19 – Fall River Herald News

FALL RIVER – As life begins to return to a sense of normalcy for many, some things haven’t changed: there remains a great deal of need in Greater Fall River.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Prince Henry Society of Fall River will be back collecting foods and funds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Portugalia Marketplace and Seabra Foods in Fall River to help those in need.
Last year, Prince Henry Society members collected $5,406 – an increase of almost $1,000 from the 2020 food drive donations. In addition, the group collected a total weight of 2,200 pounds of food – about 200 pounds more than the previous collection.
“Our Holiday Food Drive is a core event each year, when we come together along with the community to help families in need,” said Joseph C. Borges, who co-chairs the Humanitarian and Relief Committee with Barry Ferreira.
Checks and many boxes of food were donated to St. Anne’s Food Pantry, Holy Trinity Soup Kitchen, Holy Name/Sacred Heart Food Pantry, St John of God Food Pantry, St. Dominic’s Food Pantry and the Veterans Association. These groups will again benefit from this year’s food drive.
“The Prince Henry Society is an organization committed to giving back to the community and taking care of those in need,” Society president David Rocha said.
Members of the Society will be at Portugalia Marketplace, located at 489 Bedford St., and Seabra Foods, 440 Stafford Rd., to accept non-perishable food donations, cash or checks made payable to “The Prince Henry Society.” Donations may also be made on the group’s website at http://www.phsfr.org.
In addition to the day-long food drive, there are four drop off locations that will accept contributions from now through Nov. 19. These are: Neto Insurance, 1465 Pleasant St.; Alexandra’s Boutique, 372 South Main St.; St. Anthony of Padua Federal Credit Union, 806 Bedford St.; and Fortified Realty Group, 16A Bedford St. in Fall River.
The event is also sponsored by Radio Voz do Emigrante and all donations are tax deductible. A live broadcast will be held by the station on that day.
The mission of the Prince Henry Society is to promote the civic, cultural, economic, educational and social betterment of individuals of Portuguese descent. However, the Society realizes that the need extends beyond the Portuguese Community, and pledges to work for the betterment of all those in need.
Each year the group also awards scholarships to local high school students. Applications will be available in early 2023 at school guidance offices at Fall River area high schools.
For more information, contact Joe Borges at 508-974-8441 or visit the society’s website or Facebook page.

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