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Ways you can help:

Organize a food drivePlan a dinner or other charity event.

 

Ruggles Lane Elementary School collected and donated  378 pounds of food during their October food drive. Oakham Center School also held a drive and collected 170 pounds of non- perishables.

Contact info: Ms. Tuttle at dtuttle@qrsd.org or 978-355-2934 also Michelle Bertrand at 774-757-7888.

Congregational Church Food Pantry
2017 Annual Report

The BCC Food Pantry saw another very busy year in 2017, with a 5% increase in the number total people served over 2016, along with a notable 32% increase in the number of new people seen at the Pantry. It appears that our region is gaining new faces! Children aged 5-17 and adults aged 18-64 were the majority of whom we serve. Use of the Pantry by our elderly decreased in 2017, the first-ever significant downward trend we’ve seen since we started keeping electronic records in 2007! Are there fewer older needy citizens in our area? Or, are they unable to avail themselves to the Pantry?

The pantry typically serves 100- 150 families each month and our clients take home a wide variety of non-perishable food items along with fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, dairy, meat and bread, totaling 25-40 lbs. per family!

The Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury has highlighted the Pantry in their 2017 annual report as an exemplary Pantry offering a wide variety of fresh and healthy foods. This could not have been possible without the support of all our contributors!

We made 12 monthly trips to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury, bringing back nearly 34,000 lbs. of food allotted to us from the USDA, the Massachusetts Emergency Feeding Assistance Program (MEFAP), and food items donated to the WCFB by grocery retailers and distributors. Several large food drives held by the Quabbin Regional Schools, Barre VFW, Barre Family Health Center and countless individuals dropping off donations at the area’s Churches, the Woods Memorial Library, the Barre Senior Center and a new collection box at the South Barre Rod and Gun Club filled our shelves to nearly bursting! Several community benefits were held for the Pantry as well.

The Pantry uses monetary donations to buy non-perishable and perishable items from local farms and businesses. We are very thankful for all of our supporters and volunteers; we cannot do our work without you!

Dave Petrovick, Director

OTHER WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP

Drop off non-perishables at the library or at the Barre Family Health Center.

Contact Michelle Bertrand at the food bank
 774-757-7888 for information about how  your group can hold a food drive.

Call Sonja - we can always use volunteers to help
set up the monthly distribution, carry groceries for clients each month or help deliver to shut-ins.

For information about volunteering call Sonja @ (978) 355-4002. For emergency assistance or answers to other questions call Chuck @ (978) 355-6463 We will return your call.

 

You can help our work in the  community by Sponsoring a Food Drive, by making a donation or by giving of your time.

For information about volunteering call Sonja @ (978) 355-6921. For emergency assistance or answers to other questions call Chuck @ (978) 355-6463 We will return your call.

The Barre Food Pantry is located at the Barre Congregational Church on Park Street.

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