PACH volunteer Michael Brubaker picks up food being donated by the Pepperell Cumberland Farms from store manager Maria Myers. PHOTO BY CAROLYN DICENZO
PACH volunteer Michael Brubaker picks up food being donated by the Pepperell Cumberland Farms from store manager Maria Myers. PHOTO BY CAROLYN DICENZO

Cumberland Farms became one of the newest of the 142 members in the Greater Boston Food Bank Partners for Impact program at the end of 2017.

The Pepperell store volunteered to become one of the first Cumberland Farms stores to implement the program, providing fresh deli sandwiches and other food such as milk, juice, bread and desserts.

In the first half of 2018, the store has supplied PACH 2,546 pounds of food valued at over $4,269. It is the support of local businesses like this that makes the work that PACH does so successful.

Please take a moment to thank Maria and her team the next time you are in the store.

More than 150 families receive food from PACH on an annual basis, plus PACH provides Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Of the over 350 Pepperell resident who receive food from PACH, about 25 percent are children and 20 percent are seniors.

Forty-two percent of the families served only needed food for a short period to get them through a difficult time, others get food regularly, once or twice a month. PACH is one of the few area food pantries that deliver food to shut-ins.

The volunteers also help residents connect with other support programs such as fuel assistance and SNAP (formally known as food stamps).

If you would like to donate non-perishable food items to PACH, please drop them off at Cumberland Farms or the Lawrence Library.


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