Friday, September 23, 2011

Fresh Produce from Commission on Hunger

The Commission on Hunger brought us fresh produce again this week. Robert Medeiros one of
our faithful volunteers was handing out fresh cabbages. We also received fresh beets,
romain lettuce and squash to add into bags for distribution. Over 200 families were
grateful to receive fresh items.

We have started collecting gently used winter coats to give out during the winter months.
You may drop off donations any Thursday during food pantry hours 9am-1:30pm, any Tuesday
afternoon or Sunday morning from 8am-12noon. There is a collection box near the food
pantry door at the back of the hall. We're also collecting NEW blankets to give out for Christmas. A few years ago we gave a blanket to an elderly man and the next day
when I was on my way to Church I noticed him walking down the street wrapped up in
the blanket. For the past few years we have been trying to help each family receive a blanket at Christmas time. New statistics are 1 out of every 6 people in the United States need food assistance. Twenty three percent of children in the State of Massachusetts are nutritionally
deprived. Every donation counts. Soon we'll be posting more information on the upcoming
holidays and what YOU may be able to do to help someone in need.