Since the onset of November, we have benefitted from an outpouring of local food drives from the Sudbury Public schools, the Curtis Angels (middle school community service group) which organized a food drive outside Sudbury Farms, the LSRHS Varsity Cheer team which organized a food drive outside Shaws, Sudbury’s all-girl Boy Scout Troop 65 which collected food donations throughout their community, and Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School students who collected donations. In addition, local businesses like Bridges of Epoch and Next Generation Children’s Center collected and donated food. Many thanks to all, including the Sudbury residents who individually donated nonperishables, turkeys and pies.
The Sudbury Community Food Pantry gratefully acknowledges that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the trustees of the Sudbury Foundation through the Herbert and Esther Atkinson Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, which will be used towards the purchase of food and other essentials needed to best serve our clients.
Upon the heels of September’s being Hunger Awareness month, both Sudbury synagogues, Congregation Beth El and Congregation B’nai Torah, sponsored their annual food drives on October 9th. The Sudbury Community Food Pantry, being one of four nonprofit organizations to whom each of the synagogues donated food, gratefully received over 100 bags of groceries and personal care products – mostly focusing on items which are particularly popular and harder to obtain. Thank you to all who participated.
Staff and parents of Bright Horizons of Sudbury (preschool), donated food, paper goods and personal care products to our Food Pantry, which items were collected during September “Hunger Awareness” Month.
We celebrate beginning the 4th year of our partnership with Hope & Comfort (hopeandcomfort.org, of Needham), which provides us with personal hygiene products on a monthly basis.