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.
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.
PACH to PARTICIPATE in 4th of JULY PARADE
PACH Volunteers will march on hunger again this year in Pepperell's Annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 5, 2014. As in previous years, PACH volunteers will drive shopping carts along the parade route to collect food donations for the pantry. If you wish to march with PACH to collect donations, please Call or email PACH
to volunteer. If you plan to watch the parade, please bring an unexpired, non-perishable food donation to add to our shopping carts. HAPPY 4th of JULY to all!
News & Events
- PEPPERELL RURAL MAIL CARRIERS COLLECT 200+ BAGS OF GROCERIES FOR PACH!
The Pepperell Post Office invited all residents to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign on Saturday, May 10th. As they delivered mail to the boxes along their routes, Pepperell carriers Eloise Adams, Joe Adams, Christen Bower, Pat Delisle, Alisha Denault, Rose McPhee, and Lisa Sherwood filled their trucks with bags of groceries left in, on, or near mail boxes by residents who participated in the annual program. PACH volunteers met the drivers at the Post Office to gather all collected groceries for delivery to the Food Pantry on Saturday afternoon, where more volunteers sorted and shelved the donations over the next few days. Over 200 bags of groceries were collected for our neighbors in need. MANY THANKS TO OUR DEDICA-TED CARRIERS and to all who participated in the drive.
- 1A AUTO DRIVES AWAY HUNGER!
Under the leadership of owners Michael and Richard Green and food drive coordinator Kelly Flanders, the employees of 1A Auto of Pepperell collected 525 food items to stock the PACH pantry during its three-week "1A Drives Away Hunger" campaign. Thanks to 1A for its ongoing dedication to our community and contributions to PACH Outreach.
- VBES 4th GRADER ORGANIZED "SOUPER BOWL" FOOD DRIVE FOR PACH!
Enthusiastic 4th-grade football fan Riley McManus organized a "Souper Bowl" Food Drive for PACH as part of the season's culminating foot-ball celebration in January. The 10-year-old student got approval from Varnum Brook Elementary School's principal to ask all fellow students and their families to donate canned goods at the school during the week of the Super Bowl. Riley is shown here with some of the 470 cans collected by students in all grades. See the full story
here. THANK YOU, RILEY!
An Evening of Fine Wine & Appetizers to Benefit the PACH Outreach Building Fund
June 23rd, 6-8 p.m. at DOLCE
105 Main Street, Pepperell
Sample 5 Italian wines from Pepperell Beverage, paired with Chef Richard's finest Italian appetizers. Pick your favorite wine and enjoy a glass while chatting with old and new friends.
Purchase tickets for $25 from Dolce, Pepperell Beverage, Baileys Bar & Grille, North Middlesex Savings Bank, Lawrence Library, Pepperell Town Clerk's Office, and at Eventbrite.com. Tickets will be $30 at the door.
Trucks & Manpower needed midday on 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).
Once-a-month Volunteer needed to pack bags and prepare food deliveries for shut-ins (2-3 hours)
Substitute Office Cleaner wanted once per week June thru August
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.
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your ongoing help and generous support:
- 1A Auto of Pepperell
- Carole Zimmelman
- Carolyn Dicenzo
- Donelan's Supermarket
- Ellen Castellano
- Hannafords of Townsend
- Ian Hammond
- Kelly Flanders
- Linda Newell
- Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
- Merrimack Valley Food Bank
- Michael & Richard Green
- Nissitisset Middle School Staff & Students
- North Middlesex Savings Bank
- North Middlesex Regional High School's NOLA Service Group
- NMRHS NOLA advisor Raymond Kane
- NMRSD School Superintendent Joan Landers
- NMRSD Head Custodian Oscar Hills
- PACH's Fuel Assistance Team
- PACH's GBFB/USDA Monthly Food Delivery Team:
- PACH's GBFB/USDA Monthly Food Bagging Team
- PACH's Weekly Food Distribution Volunteers
- Pepperell Postal Carriers Eloise Adams, Joe Adams, Christen Bower, Pat Delisle, Alisha Denault, Rose McPhee, and Lisa Sherwood
- Riley McManus
- Trader Joe's of Nashua
- Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students