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

  • MASY SYSTEMS and OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS BY GIVING
  • 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.

  • VBES HOLDS FOOD DRIVE FOR PACH THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER
  • 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.

  • SEE OUR NEWS PAGE for more stories about our generous donors throughout the past year or two.
2014 Holiday Baskets Another Huge Success
On the two Saturdays prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Peter Fitzpatrick School cafeteria was alive with holiday spirit during PACH Outreach's annual holiday dinner distribution. More than two dozen volunteers from PACH, North Middlesex High School's Service Learning Groups, and the youth group from Our Lady of Grace Church had assembled dinner boxes laden with turkeys or turkey breasts and all the sides and trimmings needed for complete holiday dinners. Santa Al Buckley greeted dinner recipients, while coordinators Clara Couture and Lisa Ferolito oversaw their volunteer crew distribute the dinners to 140 families at Thanksgiving and 113 families encompassing 271 individuals at Christmas.

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!

**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
    • Cub Scout Troop 1455
    • Clara Couture
    • Cub Scout Troop 1455 for their recent food donations to the pantry
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Kimball Fruit Farm
    • Linda Friend
    • Lisa Ferolito
    • 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 Holiday Baskets Coordinator Lisa Ferolito
    • PACH Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Paugus Rod & Gun Club
    • Pepperell Christian Fellowship & Summer Bible Study Students
    • Peter Fitzatrick School Custodians Scotty Hayden Á 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