Spring 2015 Newsletter

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Northborough Food Pantry Newsletter

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In this issue

- We are Moving!- Volunteer Sunday Afternoon Student Help- Support the 23rd annual Letter Carrier Food Drive!- By the Numbers- Fundraiser Highlight- How can I help?
Partner Highlights

The Lion's ClubSaturday March 21st 3-6PM, please consider supporting the Lion's Club Meat Raffle at the Press Box, 536 Lincoln St, Worcester. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Northborough Food Pantry.

Women of Note

Saturday, June 20, 2015, Women of Note, a dynamic organization of enthusiastic women who love to sing barbershop harmony, will host a performance to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry.

Please bring your canned goods and other non-perishable food items for admittance and enjoy the show!

This program funded in part by the Northborough Cultural Council.

We truly appreciate your support!

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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. Thank you!

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Spring 2015

The Pantry is Moving on up!

healthy cartWe 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

Letter Carriers Deliver 23rd Annual Food Drive May 9, 2015. Please have your donations out for your postal carrier by 9am!Stamp out hungerSaturday 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. Click here to see the food items that are needed most.

 

How You Can Help

Donations

The Northborough Food Pantry is a non-profit organization run on the generosity of donors & volunteers. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Funding is needed to purchase eggs & meat, & to supplement donations.Tribute Gifts are a wonderful way to honor your friends and family.
Checks may be made payable to:
Northborough Food Pantry

Mail to:

Northborough Food Pantry
63 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532

 

Stay tuned for the next newsletter, where we will highlight some additional Amazing Organizations, and their Fantastic Food Drives! Sign up to receive the newsletter on the website homepage: NFPantry.org

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