Who We Serve

PACH Outreach help is available to all Pepperell residents in need, including seniors, families, and single adults, whether unemployed or under-employed.

Services We Provide

  • Food pantry
  • Personal care items
  • Fuel assistance applications
  • Resource Referrals
Find our location, hours, and contact information here.

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Thank you to the late Mauricio Puente, Sr. for his artwork for the PACH logo.

Thanks also to Jeff Cook of Sites & Signs for hosting this web site.

Our Mission

PACH provides Pepperell residents in need with a caring, compassionate resource to meet their basic needs, including food, personal care items, and referrals to resources for additional assistance.

If you need food or support to get through a difficult time, or if you know someone who does, please call or email PACH Outreach.

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News & Events

  • RISE AND SHINE FITNESS TO HOLD FOOD DRIVE FOR PACH IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANNUAL PRE-THANKSGIVING SWEATFEST
  • On Wednesday November 26, Rise and Shine Fitness will hold its annual 90-minute cardio, strength, and core movements "Sweatfest" class. Cost for the class is $15--or $10 plus a donation to PACH Outreach. A portion of the proceeds from this class will also go to PACH. Whether you take the class or not, the studio will collect donations for PACH from November 14th through December 2nd. Items requested for the food drive include unexpired peanut butter & jelly, canned fruit, juices, pasta sauces, bread mixes, and toiletry products including toilet paper, toddler-size diapers, Depends or other adult diapers or panties, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Space in the class is limited, so call 978-433-0176 or drop in at the fitness center (150 Main St.) by Monday November 24th to reserve your spot in class or before December 2nd to contribute to the food drive.

  • 3rd ANNUAL DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE HELPS STOCK THE PACH PANTRY FOR FALL
  • On Saturday, September 27, the front driveway of Pepperell's Peter Fitzpatrick School, just past the traffic rotary, was the scene of consderable but friendly traffic. Many residents piled their donations of canned and dry groceries, personal care items, and household paper products into their back seats and trunks and drove to PACH, where our volunteer crew met them at the circular drive in front of the building to unload their cars and carry the donations into the pantry. Easy in, easy out for donating drivers and a boon to PACH! Over ??? bags of groceries were collected for the pantry. Thank-you to the many residents and supporters who came to PACH with donations, as well as the volunteers who collected, sorted, and stocked them in the pantry.

  • DIVERSE ORGANIZATIONS HELPED STOCK THE PANTRY FOR SUMMER!

    What do the 9 to 14-year-old members of a local 4-H club, the Vacation Bible School students and adult volunteers of Pepperell's Christian Fellowship, a handful of members of the North Middlesex High School Service Learning Groups, and the PACH 4th of July Parade volunteers all have in common? They all spent part of their summer vacations participating in food drives and fundraisers to help stock the PACH Outreach Pantry for summer! See the full story of these summer food drives here.

Sign-up for PACH Annual Christmas Baskets from December 1st thru 12th
With over 140 Thanksgiving dinners ordered and assembled for distribution on Saturday, November 22nd, PACH is already beginning collection and coordination for Christmas dinners to be distributed on Saturday, December 20th. Advance orders are required; because of the large numbers of dinner items, donations, and volunteers needed, PACH cannot accommodate walk-ins.

If you are in need of a Holiday Dinner, or you know of a family in need, please email or call the pantry by December 12 to sign up. Leave your name and phone number so we can confirm your request and contact you with distribution details.

**Volunteers Needed**

  • Trucks & Manpower needed midday on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for Greater Boston Food Bank delivery from Ayer to Pepperell. Please see our Volunteer page for details.
  • Volunteer to go to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell every Thursday morning to pick up our food order (approx. 3 hours weekly).
  • Please call or email PACH for details about these positions.

  • Fundraising Committee Members: PACH is growing enough to need a couple regular fundraisers each year to maintain our treasury at a level commensurate with the growing demand for services. We would like to establish a committee devoted to fundraising, which would plan and coordinate one or two fundraisers each year. See our Volunteer page for details.
  • Occasional Special Event Helpers: PACH would like to expand our email list of people willing to help periodically with food drives, special events, and fundraisers. If you would like to help PACH but don't have time to take on a regular volunteer position, please call or email PACH to add your name to our email list so we can notify you of one-shot volunteer opportunities that you may be able to fill.
  • Appreciation

    Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your ongoing help and generous support:

    • Carole Zimmelman
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Linda Friend
    • Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
    • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
    • Nissitisset Middle School Staff & Students
    • North Middlesex Savings Bank
    • North Middlesex Regional High School Garden Club
    • NMRHS NOLA advisor Raymond Kane
    • NMRHS Service Learning Participants
    • NMRSD School Superintendent Joan Landers
    • NMRSD Head Custodian Oscar Hills
    • PACH Holiday Baskets Coordinator Lisa Ferolito
    • PACH Pantry Coordinator Clara Couture
    • PACH Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Pepperell Christian Fellowship & Summer Bible Study Students
    • Staff & Clients of Rise and Shine Fitness
    • Stars & Stripes Equestrian 4-H Club
    • Trader Joe's of Nashua
    • Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students