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

  • Local 4-H Club Collects Over 200 Pounds of Food for PACH
  • For five consecutive Sundays in July and August, the 9-to-14-year-old members of the Stars & Stripes Equestrian 4-H club held a food drive at Donelan's of Pepperell, collecting 213 pounds of food for PACH. The children come from Pepperell and many surrounding communities, and they held their first food drive for PACH last fall, as a community service project. "The kids had such a wonderful time they decided to do it again this summer," said club leader Tammy Pelrine. THANK YOU Stars & Stripes Equestrians!

  • Pepperell Community Fellowship Makes PACH its Summer Mission

    This August the Pepperell Christian Fellowship delivered five shopping carts to PACH, filled with 550 food items collected by the church's Vacation Bible School students. Pastor Stephen Witmer said the students found it "a huge joy to wheel those carts down Main Street and present them to PACH volunteers." With three tables set up at the town's 4th of July celebration, church members sold beaded jewelry handcrafted in by African grandmothers, benefitting both PACH and women and children of Africa. The church raised $500 for PACH from that fundraiser. A HUGE thanks goes to the Christian Fellowship congregation for their very successful and helpful endeavors!

  • PACH Partipates in Annual 4th of July Parade

    PACH Volunteers, including several members of North Middleses High School's Service Learning Groups, marched again this year in Pepperell's Annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 5, 2014. As in previous years, PACH volunteers drove shopping carts along the parade route, collecting food donations for the pantry, following the PACH "float". Dozens of residents and parade-watchers had brought non-perishable food donations to add to our shopping carts. Thanks to all who helped make this annual 4th of July Food Drive a success!

  • Dolce's Evening of Fine Wine & Appetizers Gives PACH Outreach Building Fund a Fine Start!

    Gathering at Dolce Italian Grille on Monday, June 23, over 65 donors enjoyed a generous meal of diverse and hearty appetizers prepared by Dolce's Chef Richard, each paired with a fine wine supplied by Randy Brubaker of Pepperell Beverage. Organized for PACH by Pamela Mariano and Christina Spallone of Townsend's Baileys on the Green and Dolce's, the event raised over $1100 to kickstart a Building Fund for PACH Outreach through sales of tickets to supporters. Anticipating the future loss of its space in the Peter Fitzpatrick School, PACH Outreach's Board of Directors established this fund to rent, renovate, or build its own pantry space. See the full story on our News page.

3rd Annual Drive-Thru Food Drive to Stock the PACH Pantry for Fall
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Peter Fitzpatrick School front driveway
45 Main Street, Pepperell
Time to be announced

Drive to PACH with your donations of unexpired canned and dry goods, personal care items such as toothpaste and soap, and household paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and kleenex. Our crew of PACH volunteers will be at the circular drive in front of the building to unload your car and bring your donations into the pantry. Easy in, easy out, and a boon to PACH!
If you'd like to help out at the drive, please email or call the pantry to sign on.

**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
    • Christina Spallone of Dolce's
    • Dolce's Chef Richard & Staff
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
    • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
    • North Middlesex Savings Bank
    • North Middlesex Regional High School students Matt Rotelli, Kevin Bragg and Owen Wetherell
    • NMRHS NOLA advisor Raymond Kane
    • NMRSD School Superintendent Joan Landers
    • NMRSD Head Custodian Oscar Hills
    • PACH's GBFB/USDA Monthly Food Delivery Team:
    • PACH's GBFB/USDA Monthly Food Bagging Team
    • PACH's Weekly Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Pamela Mariano of Baileys on the Green
    • Pepperell Christian Fellowship
    • Pepperell Postal Carriers Eloise Adams, Joe Adams, Christen Bower, Pat Delisle, Alisha Denault, Rose McPhee, and Lisa Sherwood
    • Stars & Stripes Equestrian 4-H Club
    • Trader Joe's of Nashua
    • Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students