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.

You Can Help by:

**Schedule Fuel Assistance Appointments Now**
PACH Outreach will continue to schedule appointments with Fuel Assistance Counselors through the end of March to help Pepperell residents submit applications for financial help with heating fuel. See details here. To schedule an appointment, Call PACH and leave a message for the Fuel Assistance Coordinator to call you.

News & Events

  • POST OFFICE TO HOLD ANNUAL STAMP OUT HUNGER DRIVE ON MAY 10th

    The Pepperell Post Office invites all residents to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign. Pepperell postal carriers will leave Stamp Out Hunger bags in residents' mailboxes about a week before collection day. Leave grocery donations in that bag or your own bag beside, inside, or hanging from your mail box before your mail delivery on Saturday, May 10th. Your postal carrier will pick them up while driving your route. PACH volunteers will meet the drivers at the Post Office to gather all collected groceries for delivery to the Food Pantry on Saturday afternoon, where more volunteers will sort and shelve the donations.

  • 1A AUTO DRIVES AWAY HUNGER!

    Under the leadership of owners Michael and Richard Green and food drive coordinator Kelly Flanders, the employees of 1A Auto of Pepperell collected 525 food items to stock the PACH pantry during its three-week "1A Drives Away Hunger" campaign. Thanks to 1A for its ongoing dedication to our community and contributions to PACH Outreach.

  • VBES 4th GRADER ORGANIZED "SOUPER BOWL" FOOD DRIVE FOR PACH!

    Enthusiastic 4th-grade football fan Riley McManus organized a "Souper Bowl" Food Drive for PACH as part of the season's culminating foot-ball celebration in January. The 10-year-old student got approval from Varnum Brook Elementary School's principal to ask all fellow students and their families to donate canned goods at the school during the week of the Super Bowl. Riley is shown here with some of the 470 cans collected by students in all grades. See the full story here. THANK YOU, RILEY!

  • AMAZING COMMUNITY SUPPORT and COMMUNITY-WIDE FOOD DRIVES MADE PACH HOLIDAY DINNERS A HUGE SUCCESS and STOCKED THE PANTRY FOR WINTER

    If you haven't yet seen news of Pepperell's widespread community participation in PACH Outreach's annual holiday dinner distribution and in the stocking of the food pantry for winter, see the full stories with photos and a review of the huge contributions PACH received on our news page.

Truck, Driver & Manpower Needed for Monthly Food Delivery from Food Bank
PACH Outreach receives a 3000-lb. food order from the Greater Boston Food Bank on the second Wednesday afternoon of each month, which the Loaves & Fishes delivery team picks up for PACH in Boston and brings as far as Devens with their order. Year after year, the same team of three committed men have tirelessly met the team in Ayer, helped them unload their order, loaded our order into George Ux's pick-up truck and trailer, and delivered it to PACH. PACH is now searching for a new team of volunteers to take over this monthly responsibility. A minimum of three volunteers with strong backs are needed for heavy lifting, as well as a driver with a box truck or large pick-up truck with trailer, or two to three pick-up trucks or large SUVs with drivers. This food is crucial to PACH Outreach's ability to supply nearly 100 families a month with needed groceries. If you have a truck or appropriate vehicle and are available between 2:30 and 5:30 on the second Wednesday of the month, or if you are willing to help with the transfer of the food to our pantry, WE NEED YOU!! Call or email PACH for more information or to volunteer, and our Office Manager will get back to you with details.

**Volunteers Needed**

  • 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:

    • 1A Auto of Pepperell
    • Carole Zimmelman
    • Carolyn Dicenzo
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Ellen Castellano
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Ian Hammond
    • Kelly Flanders
    • Linda Newell
    • Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
    • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
    • Michael & Richard Green
    • Nissitisset Middle School Staff & Students
    • North Middlesex Savings Bank
    • North Middlesex Regional High School's NOLA Service Group
    • NMRHS NOLA advisor Raymond Kane
    • NMRSD School Superintendent Joan Landers
    • NMRSD Head Custodian Oscar Hills
    • PACH's Fuel Assistance Team
    • PACH's GBFB/USDA Monthly Food Delivery Team:
    • PACH's GBFB/USDA Monthly Food Bagging Team
    • PACH's Weekly Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Riley McManus
    • Trader Joe's of Nashua
    • Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students