We don't often think about hunger being a problem in our country but a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture tells us 1 out of every 6 families could not provide enough food for all their members last year.

Can that really be true? Yes, sadly it is. In Pepperell, the PACH Outreach food pantry helps members of our community who struggle to make ends meet and must choose between food and other basic necessities. These are our neighbors; seniors on fixed incomes, adults who are underemployed or unemployed and children. You can help.

September is Hunger Action Month and on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., PACH Outreach (Pepperell Aid from Community to Home) will host a drive-through food drive. You can help your neighbors by bringing a donation of nonperishable, unexpired food items, paper goods and personal care items to the Main Street entrance of Peter Fitzpatrick Elementary School -- just drive up and drop off -- and PACH volunteers will do the rest.

Learn how you can fight hunger in our community by visiting www.pachoutreach.org. It's all about neighbors helping neighbors.


Pepperell Aid from Community to Home