THANK YOU to the following local businesses and organizations who help PACH Outreach on an ongoing basis with donations, food drives, fundraising, and the gift of their time and help with our pantry and office needs. Please support these community retailers and organizations who so generously give their support to PACH.
- 1A Auto of Pepperell
Always strong supporters of the community, 1A Auto’s owners and employees generously support PACH through monetary donations, food drives, and supplying volunteers from the company to help with PACH’s activities and needs.
- Community Church of Pepperell
The Community Church collects food for PACH on an ongoing basis and generously gives us monetary donations for food purchases and operating costs. Together We Care–the Women’s Group at the church–has taken an active roll in helping PACH when volunteers are needed for fundraisers and special tasks.
- Cumberland Farms
Cumberland Farms of Pepperell holds occasional fundraisers for the PACH Outreach pantry and has donated bread for our annual holiday dinner baskets.
- Donelan’s Supermarkets
Donelan’s of Pepperell has worked closely with us year after year in coordinating our Paper Turkey Drive and storing frozen turkeys for us for our annual holiday food baskets, managing purchasing credits for us, and supplying us with bags for distribution of our monthly USDA/Food Bank orders. They have also long maintained a collection box for grocery donations to PACH from their customers.
- Family Tree Daycare
The staff, students, and families at Family Tree Daycare regularly hold food drives and fundraisers for PACH and are always happy to help us fill our pantry needs.
- Hannafords Supermarket, Townsend
Hannafords generously donates excess, high-quality frozen meat, meat products, breads, and pastires to PACH twice weekly for our clients.
- Masy BioServices
The owners and employees of Masy BioServices in Lomar Park have always been strong community supporters and activists. They have given generous yearly monetary donations to support PACH, hold an annual food drive for items for our Holiday Baskets, and supply occasional volunteers to help out where needed.
- North Middlesex Regional School District
The Regional School Committee has generously given us our current pantry and office space at Peter Fitzpatrick School, and each of our district schools–Varnum Brook Elementary, Nissitissit Middle School, and North Middlesex Regional High School–organizes large food drives for PACH once or twice a year, with hundreds of grocery items coming to us from students, staff, and their families. Under the direction of advisor Ray Kane, students from the High School’s two service learning groups regularly serve as voluteers for Holiday Basket assembly and distribution, the 4th of July parade food drive, and on special projects as called for. Without the schools’ and students’ generous donations and support we wouldn’t be able to fill our holiday food baskets and keep our pantry so well stocked. In addition, the many students who participate in the management and care of the high school’s vegetable garden deliver fresh produce to PACH weekly from mid-summer through early fall to fill out our clients’ weekly grocery bags. Produce yield from this project has grown steadily since 2010, with 750 pounds of vegetables coming to the pantry in 2012 and over 1000 pounds in 2013.
- Main Street Bank
The staff at North Middlesex Savings has long helped us with our financial needs, as well as maintaining a collection box for their clients to leave donations for PACH. The bank hosts PACH’s annual Volunteer Thank-you Reception, and the manager of the Pepperell branch, Susan Casserly, currently serves on the PACH Outreach Board of Directors.
- Our Lady of Grace Parish
Along with the Knights of Columbus, the pastor and congregation of Our Lady of Grace’s predecessor–St. Joseph’s Church–were instrumental in getting the original PACH organization started. The parish and many of its members continue to be active in PACH Outreach, and the church holds food drives and fundraisers for us a couple times of year. Students from the church’s youth group regularly help with our annual Paper Turkey Drive and Holiday basket assembly and distribution.
- Panera Bread, Nashua, NH
Panera regularly donates breads and baked goods to PACH, allowing us to add fine fresh or frozen baked items to our clients’ grocery bags.
- Pepperell Beverage
Although Pepperell Beverage is a relative newcomer to town, owner Randy Brubaker established a relationship with PACH almost immediately by supplying specialty wines for PACH’s first annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser, and he has continued that support with at least one fundraiser per year for funds for the pantry and holiday meals program.
- Pepperell Business Association
The PBA and many of its member businesses support PACH with monetary and food donations, as well as volunteer help, throughout the year.
- Pepperell Boy Scouts, Girl Scounts, and Brownies:
Many of the Scout Troops in town regularly collect donations for PACH and serve as volunteers during food drives and our annual holiday food basket assembly and distribution.
- Pepperell Christian Fellowship
The congregation and the Youth Group at Main Street’s Pepperell Christian Fellowship regularly support PACH with food drives and volunteer participation in various pantry and fundraising activities throughout the year.
- Rise and Shine Fitness, Pepperell
Rise and Shine has been holding annual food drives for PACH every November since 2010 in conjunction with their Pre-Thanksgiving Sweatfest and they support PACH with an annual monetary donation from the proceeds of this special class.
- Trader Joe’s of Nashua
Trader Joe’s has supplied us for many years with hundreds of paper bags to distribute monthly groceries to our clients, and prior to their move from Tyngsboro, MA, to Nashua, they gave us generous weekly donations of bread, baked goods, and fresh produce.
- Wilson Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning
Wilson Brothers and their employees have been very generous to PACH over the years with their time and money. They hold annual fundraisers—including multi-family yard sales and late summer golf tournaments—to benefit our pantry, and they are generous contributors to the purchase of specialty items such as pies and desserts for our annual holiday baskets.
New Partners are Welcome!
If you or your business or organization would like to join PACH Outreach’s partners in meeting our neighbors' needs, please contact us to discuss how you can help.