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.

NEW! PACH now participates in AMAZON SMILE!

When you plan to shop at Amazon.com, click through to Amazon from the Begin Shopping link below, and Amazon will donate a portion of your sale to PACH.

Now Find PACH on FACEBOOK!

 

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.

Apologies to our web visitors, donors, and partners:

Our web site went down toward the end of April without our immediate knowledge because of domain name problems that we were unable to resolve until May 6th. Our PACH email was not accessible during that time. Our sincere apologies if you tried to contact us, make a donation, or find information through our site during that time. If you emailed us and got a bounce message or did not receive a response, please try again at your earliest convenience; we will respond as soon as possible. We invite you to explore our services, current events, news stories, and volunteer opportunities to see if there is a place for you to participate in PACH Outreach.

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:

News & Events

  • ANNUAL LETTER CARRIERS' FOOD DRIVE DELIVERS 140 BAGS OF GROCERIES TO PACH
  • Along with their regular mail deliveries and letter pick-ups, the Pepperell Post Office Mail Carriers cheerfully collected hundreds of food items left by residents in or on their mailboxes on Saturday, May 9th. At day's end, just over 140 bags of groceries were delivered to the PACH Pantry by Pepperell Carriers and PACH volunteers, most of those bags chock full of items to stock PACH's shelves for the summer. THANK YOU PEPPERELL CARRIERS and POST OFFICE for again making this growing annual drive a big success! Thanks also to all residents who donated to the drive and to Pantry Coordinator Clara Couture and the dedicated crew of volunteers who helped her sort all the groceries and stock them on the shelves during the following couple days. PACH couldn't do it without you!

  • PACH WELCOMES JANET BOHLING to the BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • When Pepperell Resident Janet Bohling was asked to tell us why she had decided to join the PACH Board of Directors, she responded as follows: Herman Melville said, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men”. I have never believed those words more than I do at this stage of my life. I was fortunate to be raised in a household that instilled a strong commitment to giving and to serving with humility. Although my family lived in plenty, we were raised with the knowledge that selfishness divides people and creates enmity between those who live in abundance and those who are poor.... I, therefore, welcome opportunities to be giving.
    I also believe we are all siblings with the same Father, and so I truly believe we are all connected. I also believe it is our duty, and our pleasure, to not only serve others but to love others. I believe loving others means to sacrifice for and seek only the highest good for another, even if nothing can be or will be given back; and that is my heart’s goal. It is with that attitude of heart that I desire to serve on the Board of Directors for PACH.

    Janet has jumped into the role of Publicity Co-ordinator for PACH, a role the Board has been trying to fill for months. Our current flyers advertising the Post Office Stamp Out Hunger Drive and the upcoming Wine Tasting Fundraiser are products of her first efforts on PACH's behalf. Welcome to PACH, Janet, and Thank You for answering the call to serve!

  • SEE OUR NEWS PAGE for more stories about our generous donors throughout the holidays and the past year or two.
Second Annual Wine Tasting & Pairing, Monday, June 22, 2015
PACH Outreach invites all to join us for our second annual Wine Tasting and Pairing Fundraiser hosted by Bailey's Bar & Grille, 18 Main Street, Townsend, on Monday June 22 from 6-8 p.m. Sample four wines offered by Bailey's and Mariano's of Pepperell, paired with generous portions of Chef Richard's finest appetizers. Pick your favorite wine and enjoy a glass while chatting with old and new friends.

Tickets are available for $30 at Pepperell Beverage, Bailey's Bar & Grille, North Middlesex Savings Bank, and from Eventbrite.com. Proceeds will be directed to PACH Outreach's building fund for the purpose of building or renovating a dedicated pantry space when the North Middlesex School District can no longer host us at our present location in Peter Fitzpatrick School.

**Volunteers Sorely Needed**

  • Pantry Coordinator(s) to lead weekly pantry operations. This person ensures that sufficicent food and pantry staff are available to meet client needs each week; 6-8 hours per week. Responsibilities may be shared by two individuals. See our Volunteer page for details.
  • Office Coordinator(s) to lead weekly office operations and file monthly reports with partner agencies and our Board of Directors. Responsibilities may be shared by two individuals. See our Volunteer page for details.
  • Drivers & Manpower needed midday on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for Greater Boston Food Bank delivery from Ayer to Pepperell. See our Volunteer page for details.
  • Food Shopper to go to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell every Thursday morning to purchase stock for the pantry and deliver to PACH (approx. 3 hours weekly). Please call or email PACH to get details from our Office Manager or Pantry Coordinator.
  • Food Drive Coordinator to serve as liaison between PACH Outreach and local schools, churches, businesses, and community organization that hold food drives to stock our pantry. See our Volunteer page for details.
  • 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
    • Clara Couture
    • Cub Scout Troop 1455
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Janet Bohling
    • Joan Ux
    • Kimball Fruit Farm
    • Linda Friend
    • Lisa Ferolito
    • Lisa Richard
    • Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
    • Masy Systems Employees & Staff
    • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
    • 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
    • Our Lady of Grace Youth Group Members & advisor Mike Sheedy
    • Paul Richards
    • PACH Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Paugus Rod & Gun Club
    • Peter Fitzatrick School Custodians Scotty Hayden & Kenny English
    • The "Potato Man" & Family
    • Staff & Clients of Rise and Shine Fitness
    • Stars & Stripes Equestrian 4-H Club
    • Trader Joe's of Nashua
    • Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students
    • Wilson Brothers HVAC