Autumn 2015 Newsletter

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Northborough Food Pantry Newsletter

In this issue learn all about:

  • Scouting For Food
  • NFP Junior Volunteers
  • Our Amazing Partner: Worcester County Food Bank
  • By the Numbers
  • How can I help?

Scouting For Food: Saturday, Nov 7, 2015

scouting for food
Scouting For Food is the Food Pantry's largest annual food drive. Thanks to the generous donations of Northborough residents and the Scouts, food collected on this one day feeds families who use our pantry throughout the winter and early spring.

Scouting For Food will take place Saturday November 7th in Northborough.

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Venture Scouts will go door to door to collect food for the Northborough Food Pantry.

This year Scouts are "going green" and will not distribute plastic bags the week before, instead they will leave door hangers reminding residents about the food drive.

Northborough residents are reminded to put their donations out by 9 am on Saturday November 7.

NFP Junior Volunteers

On October 18th the SASH (Sunday Afternoon Student Help) meeting had an amazing special guest.

Malia Wambolt (pictured on far right), a senior from Framingham State University is a Nutrition major whose goal is to be a Registered Dietician. Ms Wambolt presented an interactive program to our Junior Volunteers addressing how being on a limited budget impacts food choices.

Thank you Malia for the food donations you brought, the time you gave to helping stock, and the thought provoking discussion you led with our high school aged volunteers. We have no doubt you will continue to make a huge positive impact on the world!

Our Amazing Partner: Worcester County Food Bank

One of our amazing partners is the Worcester County Food Bank. For those who are not familiar with this outstanding organization, they the region's leading anti-hunger organization distributing over 5 million pounds of donated food and grocery product.

The Northborough Food Pantry is able to take advantage of their services and programs many times per month. Once a month, NFP volunteers are able to collect the items available to us via MEFAP (Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program). Each week, we also receive USDA services, and they offer other programs for no fee or a very reduced rate.

This month, we were able to fill several flatbed carts with important, nutritious food for the Pantry families. We estimate that the supermarket purchase value of the items we brought back to be $2240. We were charged $23. Amazing. Thank you to the WCFB for letting us maximize the impact value of every donated dollar and move towards eliminating food insecurity.

By the numbers

In September, 2015, 314 bags of food were distributed, a 58% increase since September, 2007, and 104 Households benefited from the Northborough Food Pantry, a 76% increase since September, 2007.

Since July, 2015, 127 families have used the Pantry at least one time.

133 Generous Volunteers
make this possible.
Thank you!

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

37 Pierce 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:

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