PACH Outreach help is available to all Pepperell residents in need, including seniors, families, and single adults, whether unemployed or under-employed.
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.
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.
Community Church's Paper Turkey Drive Board
PACH coordinators geared up throughout November to prepare over 110 Thanksgiving meal boxes with turkeys and all the trimmings for Pepperell families in need of help for the holidays. Preparation began almost immediately thereafter for a similar number of Christmas dinners, and the Pepperell Community came through in a VERY BIG WAY with help and funding for these meals!
Among the generous contributors to this effort were Wilson Brothers Heating & AC, Cumberland Farms, Donelan's Market, Kimball Fruit Farm, North Middlesex Savings Bank, several of the town's churches, several local youth groups, and hundreds of caring Pepperell residents. Pictured at right are Cumberland Farms employees Jenn & Anthony with the 110 loaves of bread the store donated.
See the full story with more photos and a review of the huge contributions PACH received on our news page.
Among several Food Drives held by community organizations for PACH throughout the holiday season, the young people of Pepperell 4-H are to be credited for collecting 648 pounds of food at Donelan's on Sunday, October 13. Thanks also go to the Squannacook Quilt Guild, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church of Groton, Maple Dene & Moppet School, and Oak Meadow Montessori School,
and Baileys on the Green for their food collection efforts.
Varnum Brook Elementary School held their annual food drive during the middle weeks of November, delivering 45 boxes of food to the pantry prior to Thanksgiving break; and Nissitisset Middle School conducted their annual drive during the first two weeks of December, delivering 68 cartons of donations (shown above with delivery volunteer Trevor Ferolito) to the pantry on December 13.
PACH extends HUGE THANKS to all students and staff, group leaders, 4-H members, church members, and to all contributors to these drives. PACH couldn't serve the number of people we do without you!
Mark Whittaker—a twenty-year resident of Pepperell, a regular pantry volunteer, and coordinator for the past year of PACH Outreach's new and growing Advocacy Program Database project—was unanimously appointed a member of the PACH Board of Directors at their January 9th meeting. With 30+ years experience in computer technology and the execution and management of infrastructure projects, Mark brings enthusiasm and strong technology and organizational skills to the board. PACH warmly welcomes Mark to his new leadership role in the PACH community.
17-year-old Boy Scout Max Barnaby of Littleton chose to help PACH Outreach with office and pantry upgrades for his Eagle Scout Project. With the help of his dad and younger brother Zac, he built a desk and refurbished a cabinet for the PACH office, he has repaired some of PACH's existing shelving, and he is developing an email list to publicize PACH needs and events to a wider community of supporters. THANK YOU, MAX! See the Pepperell Free Press article and photos about Max's project here.
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your generous help or contributions during our busy holiday season: