Even though there are signs that the economy is improving a bit, there are still over 800 families, your neighbors and mine, who continue to need help. They are struggling to pay their mortgage or rent, purchase needed medications and provide a basic necessity - food. The upcoming holiday season will add even more pressure. Our goal is to provide each family in need with the fixings for both their Thanksgiving and Holiday meals, but we need your help.
Our allotment of turkeys and hams from the Greater Boston Food Bank has been drastically reduced during the past few years. This year, in order to meet the need, we are asking you to consider a financial donation instead of actual turkeys and hams. This will allow us to purchase from local vendors the quantity and sizes we need, solve our problem with lack of cold storage space and, save you a trip to the store and then to the Pantry to deliver the turkey or ham. Of course, we will still accept donations of turkeys and hams on-site for those who prefer to donate in person!
Please visit our website to make a contribution on-line or mail a check to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc., PO Box 1, Ayer, MA 01432. Please notate on the memo line that your donation is for turkeys/hams. We will use all funds raised for this project for the purchase of turkeys and hams for the Thanksgiving and Holiday Dinner Distributions. Any remaining funds will be treated as a general donation and be utilized for other items needed for the holiday distributions or for general food needs.
With your help we can provide our neighbors, who are experiencing some challenges, with not only food during this holiday season, but also hope! My sincere thanks for your on-going support.
Patricia A. Stern