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.

Be sure to bookmark your PACH Smile Page on Amazon to insure your next orders will include an automatic donation to PACH. THANK YOU!!

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.

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

  • PACH PRESIDENT RETIRES FROM BOARD; NEW MEMBERS JOIN
  • After six years on the PACH Board of Directors, her last three as Board President, Mary Feeley retired from the PACH Outreach Board as of their December 2015 reorganization meeting. Mary has served the Board well, and under her leadership several new activities were taken on by PACH, such as annual participation in the Pepperell Fourth of July parade, more food drives, and an annual fundraiser to raise money for a building fund to renovate or build space for the pantry if we lose our current space at Peter Fitzpatrick School. Also leaving the Board at that time was Janet Bohling, who joined last year and has contributed her talents in publicizing PACH events. Thank-you, Janet, and HUGE THANKS to Mary for her dedicated years of service.

    Brandon Crocker, a board member since 2013, assumed the role of temporary Board President in January and was since elected to the office. He brings education and background in management of charitable organizations to the board, as well as four years experience as a regular volunteer in the PACH pantry. Three new directors joined the board in March to replace the outgoing members: Marcia Zaniboni, Pam Lundstrum, and Patricia Thorpe, all Pepperell residents who have served our community in many capacities over the years. Welcome to the PACH Board, Marcia, Pam, and Patricia! And we wish you success in your term as President, Brandon!

  • HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVES & FUNDRAISERS FILL PACH HOLIDAY DINNER BASKETS
  • 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!

  • SEE OUR NEWS PAGE for more stories about our generous donors and PACH activities.

    Second Annual Wine & Pairing Fundraiser June 2015

***PACH OUTREACH NEEDS YOU!***

Office Coordinator Vacancy

* If you have a few hours per week to give back to your community...
* If you have basic organizational skills...
* If you enjoy people and being part of a dedicated team...
We have a job for you!

Our PACH Office Coordinator will be leaving in July, and we need a new coordinator--or two people to share the Coordinator's job. Responsibilities include:
* Scheduling Office Volunteers for our three weekly food distribution sessions
* Purchasing Supplies
* Checking phone messages & email and forwarding them to the right PACH coordinator
* Completing Simple Monthly Reports
* General oversight of basic office operations

This position requires about 18 hours per month.  Some duties may be performed off site and some can be shared by two people. Training is provided, and you will reap the rewards of working with a dedicated group of people who enjoy helping our neighbors. If you are interested or would like more information call or email PACH and leave a message for our Volunteer Coordinator.

**Volunteer Needs**

  • Drivers & Manpower needed midday on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, four to eight times per year, for delivery of Greater Boston Food Bank order from Ayer to Pepperell. See our Volunteer page for details.
  • 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:

    • 1A Auto's Quarterly Food Delivery Team: Stephanie Streeter, Mike Greene, Pasha Gavrichev, Tony Marchand, Matt Netishen, John Bettencourt, Chris Pratka, DJ Butler, Gregg Christopher and Levi Gust
    • Brandon Crocker
    • Community Church of Pepperell
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Janet Bohling
    • Janice Young
    • Jeff Willett, Assc. Pastor, Pepperell Christian Fellowship
    • Joan Ux
    • John Masiello & Employees of Masy BioServices
    • Judy Duggan
    • Kimball Fruit Farm
    • Lisa Richard
    • Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
    • Marcia Zaniboni
    • PACH Holiday Dinner Distribution Volunteers
    • Pam Lundstrum
    • Patty Thorpe
    • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
    • North Middlesex Savings Bank
    • NMRSD School Superintendent Joan Landers
    • NMRSD Head Custodian Oscar Hills
    • Our Lady of Grace Church & Youth Group
    • PACH Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Pepperell Christian Fellowship Youth Group
    • Robin Crocker
    • Sue LaRocco
    • Trader Joe's of Nashua
    • Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students