PACH Outreach help is available to all Pepperell residents in need, including seniors, families, and single adults, whether unemployed or under-employed.
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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.
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Friends and families gathered at Rise and Shine Fitness in downtown Pepperell on Thanksgiving Eve for the studio's 6th Annual Pre-Thanks-giving Sweatfest. Participants received a $5 discount on the class fee in exchange for a food or monetary donation to PACH Outreach. A portion of the class fees also came to PACH with the boxes of food and money collected throughout the month (pictured above with studio co-owner Anne Zimmer). Meanwhile, around the corner at Pepperell Beverage, customers and specialty whiskey collectors were purchasing raffle tickets during Thanksgiving week for a chance to purchase a bottle of rare and highly coveted Pappy Van Winkle's Bourbon Whiskey for a reasonable price. All raffle proceeds went to PACH for holiday and winter pantry purchases.
On the first weekend of December, Sarah Revis--Pepperell Ambassador for statewide Project 351--and a classmate could be found outside Donelans Market collecting food and monetary donations for PACH in conjunction with the high school's food drive. Thank you Ms. Revis and her classmates, Rise and Shine Fitness, and Pepperell Beverage for orchestrating these much appreciated fundraisers!
The Pepperell Community has established a tradition of strong support for PACH Outreach in preparation for holiday and winter needs. And this Autumn is no different. The many families who dropped donations off at PACH's annual Drive-thru Food Drive in September added just over 100 bags and boxes of groceries to the pantry shelves. On Saturday November 7th, the Pepperell Fire Department held a Stuff-a-Truck Food Drive at the Jersey Street Station in conjunction with their Open House events. At the end of the day, Engine 1 delivered 14 bags of donations to PACH. Meanwhile, Varnum Brook Elementary School's annual Turkey Trot Food Drive kicked off at the beginning of November, sponsored this year by Jennifer Fournier's third grade class. Students, staff, and families contributed hundreds of food and personal care items which were delivered to PACH on November 19th in 47 full cartons (a few seen below). The school has conducted this drive annually for several years, traditonally one of the largest collections of food donations the pantry receives each year.
The PACH Outreach Board of Directors hosted about 30 of the pantry's regular volunteers at their annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception, held at North Middlesex Savings Bank from 6-8 pm on Wednesday October 18. Finger sandwiches, fruit, cake, and drinks were provided by the bank. Board President Mary Feeley thanked all present for their tireless work in the pantry month after month, and introduced and specially thanked former and present Pantry Coordinators Clara Couture, Robin Crocker, and Lisa Richards; former and new Office Coordinators, Joan Ux and Janice Young; and Greater Boston Food Bank/USDA Coordinator Diane Karr, as well as Volunteer Coordinator Judy Duggan, who was not present.
Many others enjoying this event work weekly or monthly as food distributors or office representatives during weekly pantry service hours; heat program counselors; cleaners/shelvers of food donations; delivery people for store donations or distributions to shut-in clients; delivery drivers, loaders, sorters & baggers for the monthly Greater Boston Food Bank orders; Holiday Basket Program organizers & distributors; and fullfilling many other responsibilities to meet our clients' needs. KUDOS TO ALL! PACH could not serve our community without you!
Second Annual Wine & Pairing Fundraiser June 2015
PACH volunteers distributed 120 Thanksgiving dinner baskets on Saturday November 21, and they and area businesses are already working with Holiday Meals Coordinator Clara Couture to assemble Christmas dinner baskets. The sign-up deadline for Christmas meals with all the trimmings is Thursday, December 17. Meals will be available at the Peter Fitzpatrick School from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday December 19 for all Pepperell residents and families in need who have requested them. See Details Here.
Long-time PACH volunteer Joan Ux with members of Our Lady of Grace Youth Group, who sold $2700 worth of Paper Turkeys for PACH and helped with assembly and distribution of the Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets. THANK-YOU to our generous local donors and to all who purchased some 700 "Paper Turkeys" last month to make these holiday meals possible.
PACH Outreach is scheduling appointments with Fuel Assistance Counselors now through the end of March to help Pepperell residents submit applications for financial help with heating fuel. To get more information or to schedule an appointment, please call or email PACH and leave a message for the Fuel Assistance Coordinator to call you.
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your ongoing help and generous support: