By the numbers
In February 2015, 250 bags of food were distributed, an 20% increase since February 2007, and 75 Households benefited from the Northborough Food Pantry, a 23% increase since February, 2007.
Since July, 2014, 175 families have used the pantry at least one time. This is a total of at least 513 people benefitting from Northborough’s food pantry.
133 Generous Volunteers
make this possible.
The Pantry is Moving on up!
We are thrilled to announce that the Food Pantry has been granted permission to move into a new, larger space in Northborough! With the new space, we will have the opportunity to serve even more clients
in a welcoming environment, and have the storage we need to serve our growing community. The move will not take place until April 2015, so be on the lookout for details.
Sunday Afternoon Student Help Program
We are three months in to a brand new program centered around our Junior Volunteers!
SASH (Sunday Afternoon Student Help) brings together our student volunteers the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3-5PM to tackle behind the scenes tasks that keep the pantry running smoothly.
SASH activities include organizing, stocking, and sorting donated items, as well as light cleaning.
High school age students are encouraged to submit an online application to be a Junior Volunteer.
Participating Junior Volunteers then have access to an online account to record their own community service hours.
Stamp Out Hunger
Saturday May 9th, letter carriers with the US Postal Service will host the 23rd annual Stamp out Hunger food drive to
collect food donations for those who struggle to feed their families. On that day, postal customers are asked to leave food items at or next to their mailboxes.
Donations collected in Northborough go directly to the Northborough Food Pantry.
The Stamp out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having
collected more than a billion pounds of non-perishable food since it began in 1992.
Mission:The Northborough Food Pantry is a source for supplemental food to those who are on a limited income or have an acute need. Residents of Northborough or persons with active membership in a church located in Northborough may shop at the pantry one time each week.