Many SPL patrons and staff have responded generously to our call for donations for the Elizabeth Peabody House food pantry. A big thank you to all who gave. Sadly, the need for food donations continues. The EPH food pantry provides an important service for the many people of Somerville who can never be sure of getting enough to eat. Even with the economy improving, more and more people need this service. The food pantry feeds approximately 200 families total per month, and signs up between ten and twenty new people for food aid every month. The pantry needs non-perishables: Canned fruits and vegetables canned fish mac and cheese mix parmalat and other shelf stable beverages peanut butter canned stews canned soups rice dried beans Anything you can give will help.