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!

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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

  • MASY SYSTEMS and OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS BY GIVING
  • Staff and employees of Masy Systems of Lomar Park, Pepperell, gathered with their families for their annual holiday party on Saturday, December 6, many toting groceries. The company collected donations for PACH at the party and for two weeks before, delivering 170 pounds of food to the pantry on Monday the 8th. Owners Laurie & John Masiello rounded out the annual company donation with a $1000 check to support purchases for the pantry and for PACH 's annual holiday baskets. Shown below: Masy's Samantha Hardy and Elena Cowan rolling some of the donations out for delivery.

    A week and a half before, Rise and Shine Fitness held its annual pre-Thanksgiving "Sweatfest" class, charging a reduced fee for any participants who brought a food donation for the PACH Outreach pantry. A portion of the proceeds from the class also came to PACH. Whether they took the Thanksgiving class or not, studio staff & clients were encouraged to bring donations for PACH to the studio anytime from mid-November through December 2nd.

    Meanwhile, Paugus Rod & Gun Club gave PACH a generous monetary donation toward foodstuffs and Wilson Brothers HVAC provided $500 for the purchase of fruit pies for the 140-plus Thanksgiving baskets assembled by PACH for the first round of its annual distribution of holiday dinner baskets to Pepperell residents in need. Kimball Fruit Farm donated hundreds of pounds of fruits and vegetables for the baskets, while Tony Beatty and the anonymouns "Potato Man" supplied 5-lb bags of potatoes for all baskets.

    Lists of all donors to our holiday baskets and to the pantry are currently being compiled. Look here after Christmas for more stories of Pepperell's generous donors. A HUGE THANK YOU to all businesses who supported our holiday efforts this year and those who come through for PACH year after year!

  • PEPPERELL SCHOOLS HOLD FOOD DRIVES FOR PACH THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
  • Students at Varnum Brook Elementary and Nissitisset Middle Schools collected hundreds of food and dry goods items from their families and school stafff for their annual Food Drives. Scores of bags and boxes of food and dry goods were received from Varnum Brook the week prior to Thanksgiving, and scores more came in from the Middle School the week before the Christmas Food baskets were prepared and distributed on Saturday December 20. These two annual drives consistently provide much of the stock on PACH's shelves during the cold winter months.

  • 3rd ANNUAL DRIVE-THRU FOOD DRIVE HELPS STOCK THE PACH PANTRY FOR FALL
  • On Saturday, September 27, the front driveway of Pepperell's Peter Fitzpatrick School, just past the traffic rotary, was the scene of consderable but friendly traffic. Many residents piled their donations of canned and dry groceries, personal care items, and household paper products into their back seats and trunks and drove to PACH, where our volunteer crew met them at the circular drive in front of the building to unload their cars and carry the donations into the pantry. Easy in, easy out for donating drivers and a boon to PACH! Over ??? bags of groceries were collected for the pantry. Thank-you to the many residents and supporters who came to PACH with donations, as well as the volunteers who collected, sorted, and stocked them in the pantry.

  • SEE OUR NEWS PAGE for more stories about our generous donors throughout the past year or two.
Sign-up for PACH Annual Christmas Baskets from December 1st thru 12th
With over 140 Thanksgiving dinners ordered and assembled for distribution on Saturday, November 22nd, PACH is already beginning collection and coordination for Christmas dinners to be distributed on Saturday, December 20th. Advance orders are required; because of the large numbers of dinner items, donations, and volunteers needed, PACH cannot accommodate walk-ins.

If you are in need of a Holiday Dinner, or you know of a family in need, please email or call the pantry by December 12 to sign up. Leave your name and phone number so we can confirm your request and contact you with distribution details.

**Volunteers Needed**

  • Trucks & Manpower needed midday on the 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).
  • 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.
  • Appreciation

    Our sincere thanks to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your ongoing help and generous support:

    • Carole Zimmelman
    • Donelan's Supermarket
    • Hannafords of Townsend
    • Kimball Fruit Farm
    • Linda Friend
    • Loaves & Fishes GBFB Delivery Team
    • Masy Systems Employees and Staff
    • Merrimack Valley Food Bank
    • Nissitisset Middle School Staff & Students
    • North Middlesex Savings Bank
    • North Middlesex Regional High School Garden Club
    • NMRHS NOLA advisor Raymond Kane
    • NMRHS Service Learning Participants
    • NMRSD School Superintendent Joan Landers
    • NMRSD Head Custodian Oscar Hills
    • PACH Holiday Baskets Coordinator Lisa Ferolito
    • PACH Pantry Coordinator Clara Couture
    • PACH Food Distribution Volunteers
    • Paugus Rod & Gun Club
    • Pepperell Christian Fellowship & Summer Bible Study Students
    • Staff & Clients of Rise and Shine Fitness
    • Stars & Stripes Equestrian 4-H Club
    • Trader Joe's of Nashua
    • Varnum Brook Elementary School Staff & Students
    • Wilson Brothers HVAC