I want to express my sincere appreciation for the overwhelming support we received from our communities during the holiday season.
The outpouring of donations of food, gifts and financial support allowed us to help a record number of families this past holiday season!
During our special dinner distribution events we were able to provide 368 families with all the fixings for their Thanksgiving Day dinners, and another 258 families received everything they needed for their holiday celebrations.
Additionally, over 204 children shopped for holiday gifts for their parents during our annual Shop For Your Parents program, hosted at the Shriver Job Corps.
Many smiles were on the faces of parents during our Shop For Your Kids event held at the Devens Community Center. Parents were able to shop for new toys, books, games and puzzles in order to provide 526 children this season with a memorable holiday experience.
These holiday programs required an army of volunteers and donors! Volunteers are the backbone of Loaves & Fishes and they generously share their time, talents and energy supporting our community. We are also truly fortunate to be a part of such a giving community with an abundance of generous donors who consistently support our mission and lighten the load of so many of our neighbors in need.
Our sincere thank you for your continued support and our best wishes go out to each and every one of you and your families for a happy and healthy new year!