PACH Outreach help is available to all Pepperell residents in need, including seniors, families, and single adults, whether unemployed or under-employed.
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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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PACH Outreach is scheduling appointments with Fuel Assistance Counselors now through the end of March to help Pepperell residents submit applications for financial help with heating fuel. To get more information or to schedule an appointment, please call or email PACH and leave a message for the Fuel Assistance Coordinator to call you.
The Pepperell Community has established a tradition of strong support for PACH Outreach in preparation for holiday and winter needs. And this Autumn is no different. The many families who dropped donations off at PACH's annual Drive-thru Food Drive in September added just over 100 bags and boxes of groceries to the pantry shelves. On Saturday November 7th, the Pepperell Fire Department held a Stuff-a-Truck Food Drive at the Jersey Street Station in conjunction with their Open House events. At the end of the day, Engine 1 delivered 14 bags of donations to PACH. Meanwhile, Varnum Brook Elementary School's annual November Food Drive kicked off at the beginning of the month, with students, staff, and families contributing food and personal care items to be delivered to PACH on November 19. The school has conducted this drive annually for several years, traditonally one of the largest collections of food donations the pantry receives each year.
PACH volunteers coordinating the Annual Holiday Meals Program are once again selling "Paper Turkeys," with the enthusiastic help of several local churches and businesses, including Donelans and North Middlesex Savings Bank. Families and individuals may purchase paper turkeys for $10 at any of these venues, and the proceeds will be used to purchase turkeys and holiday meats, as well as all the traditional side dishes and desserts, for Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets to be distributed to all Pepperell families and seniors in need for their holiday celebrations. In recent years, as much as a $7000 has been raised for holiday purchases through this program. PACH thanks all who are participating in these efforts to help our neighbors throughout the holiday season.
The PACH Outreach Board of Directors hosted about 30 of the pantry's regular volunteers at their annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception, held at North Middlesex Savings Bank from 6-8 pm on Wednesday October 18. Finger sandwiches, fruit, cake, and drinks were provided by the bank. Board President Mary Feeley thanked all present for their tireless work in the pantry month after month, and introduced and specially thanked former and present Pantry Coordinators Clara Couture, Robin Crocker, and Lisa Richards; former and new Office Coordinators, Joan Ux and Janice Young; and Greater Boston Food Bank/USDA Coordinator Diane Karr, as well as Volunteer Coordinator Judy Duggan, who was not present.
Many others enjoying this event work weekly or monthly as food distributors or office representatives during weekly pantry service hours; heat program counselors; cleaners/shelvers of food donations; delivery people for store donations or distributions to shut-in clients; delivery drivers, loaders, sorters & baggers for the monthly Greater Boston Food Bank orders; Holiday Basket Program organizers & distributors; and fullfilling many other responsibilities to meet our clients' needs. KUDOS TO ALL! PACH could not serve our community without you!
Second Annual Wine & Pairing Fundraiser June 2015
Buy a Raffle Ticket for a chance to purchase a coveted and valuable bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Whiskey from Pepperell Beverage for a reasonable price. All raffle proceeds will go to PACH! Raffle to be held this Saturday, November 28th. See details here.
PACH volunteers and area businesses are already working with Holiday Meals Coordinator Clara Couture to make our Annual Holiday Meals Program as big a success as it's been the past few years. Thanks to our generous local donors and to all who are purchasing "Paper Turkeys," Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings will be available for all Pepperell residents and families in need who have requested them. Meals pick-up will be on Saturday November 21 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Peter Fitzpatrick School cafeteria.
If you or someone you know needs help with meals to celebrate the holidays, call or email PACH Outreach by Thursday, November 19 to ask for a Thanksgiving Basket. Please state your name, phone number, and the number of people in your family in your message. The sign-up period for Christmas Meals will begin after Thanksgiving weekend.
Join friends and family for the 6th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Sweatfest at Rise and Shine Fitness in downtown Pepperell on Thanksgiving Eve—Wednesday, November 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring a donation of canned goods for PACH and get a $5 discount on the $15 class fee. A portion of the class fees will also go to PACH for future needs. See details here.
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your ongoing help and generous support: