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Staff and employees of Masy Systems of Lomar Park, Pepperell, gathered with their families for their annual holiday party on Saturday, December 6, many toting groceries. The company collected donations for PACH at the party and for two weeks before, delivering 170 pounds of food to the pantry on Monday the 8th. Owners Laurie & John Masiello rounded out the annual company donation with a $1000 check to support purchases for the pantry and for PACH 's annual holiday baskets. Shown below: Masy's Samantha Hardy and Elena Cowan rolling some of the donations out for delivery.
A week and a half before, Rise and Shine Fitness held its annual pre-Thanksgiving "Sweatfest" class, charging a reduced fee to participants who brought a food donation for the PACH pantry. Whether they took the Thanksgiving class or not, studio staff & clients were encouraged to bring donations for PACH to the studio anytime from mid-November through December 2nd. Rise and Shine delivered three large boxes of food to the pantry the first week in December, along with a check respresenting cash donations and a share of the proceeds from the Sweatfest.
Meanwhile, Paugus Rod & Gun Club gave PACH a generous monetary donation toward foodstuffs, and Wilson Brothers HVAC provided $500 for the purchase of fruit pies for the 140-plus Thanksgiving baskets assembled by PACH for the first round of its annual distribution of holiday dinner baskets to Pepperell residents in need. Kimball Fruit Farm donated hundreds of pounds of fruits and vegetables for the baskets, while the anonymouns "Potato Man" supplied 5-lb bags of potatoes for all baskets.
With third grade teacher Jennifer Fournier coordinating, students at Varnum Brook Elementary School collected hundreds of food and dry good items from their families and school staff for their annual Food Drive in November. Fifty-five large boxes of food and dry goods were received from Varnum Brook the week prior to Thanksgiving. Food baskets were prepared and distributed on Saturday, December 20. This annual drive, along with one usually held by Nissitissit Middle School at Christmas or after the new year, consistently provides much of the stock on PACH's shelves during the cold winter months.
Dinners included scores of turkeys donated by residents, local businesses, and the Greater Boston Food Bank; numerous dry goods donated via fall food drives or purchased with funds donated for that purpose; plus hundreds of pounds of apples, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables donated by Kimball Fruit Farm; over 200 5-lb. bags of potatoes donated by PACH's anonyous "Potato Man;" and dozens of fruit pies purchased with a substantial donation from Wilson Brothers' HVAC. (See related stories in our News column at left.) PACH could not meet so many residents' holiday meal needs without the cooperation of Superintendent of Schools Joan Landers and the Peter Fitzpatrick School custodial staff, as well as the very generous support of the Pepperell Community and all the individuals who donate goods and volunteer their time to make this happen. WE THANK YOU HEARTILY! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your ongoing help and generous support: