Winter 2012-2013 Newsletter

Northborough Food Pantry Newsletter

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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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Winter 2012-2013

Your Donations at work

Main Content Inline SmallThank you so much for your donations;
we are solely supported by your generosity.
Where does the money go?

    To support our clients, each month we spend:

  • $300 on eggs
  • $1665 on perishable groceries (meat, fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese and yogurt)
  • $400 on paper goods and laundry detergent
  • $300 on Northborough Town trash bags (one is given per week to each family who uses the town trash system) and
  • $60 on baby diapers for the families we serve.

Tribute Gifts are a wonderful way to honor your friends and family. How can I help?

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What's Cooking

Cooking Matters Class
Cooking Matters was an amazing 6 week course benefiting our clients. It taught healthy cooking techniques and provided hands-on training for making informed choices in nutrition. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that food choices and budgeting practices tended to improve among those who participated in the program.

“I was able to understand labels more so I can be more aware when buying groceries. Gave me better ideas for healthier recipes.” - said a client who participated in the course.

We are thrilled that this course will be offered again to Pantry clients in June/July 2013 thanks to support from Share Our Strength/Cooking Matters and to a generous contribution from the Northborough Lions Club honoring Dr. Richard Martino.

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Partner Highlights

We are so lucky to have such a wide variety of contributing partners. We do not have space to highlight them all, but a few who have made recent contributions include:

  • Trinity Free Medical Program, which sends specially trained volunteers to the Pantry the first week of the month to hand out over the counter medicines
  • Northborough Senior Center, which sends their Outreach Coordinator to the Pantry to meet with seniors the second week of the month.
  • Northborough Jr. Women's Club for their generous financial support and targeted food donations, as well as for sponsoring the Holiday Kids' Shopping Night. It is held annually in December for children of Pantry clients to choose gifts (provided and wrapped by NJWC) for family members.
  • Family and Youth Services, which helps to register our clients annually and provide emergency and ongoing social services to our clients.
  • Helping Hands organization provides financial support to the Pantry's ongoing effort to deliver baby supplies and food to formerly homeless families housed in a Northborough motel by the Department of Transitional Assistance.

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