On Friday, March 1, we welcomed a few hundred smiling faces to the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy for our fifth annual FOODraiser for Loaves & Fishes, featuring top Boston street performers The Jim Show, Alakazam The Human Knot, and surprise guest Daniel Forlano. Admission to the event was free with a bag of food for the pantry. Thanks to the many who showed up to have fun and help our neighbors in need, together we raised nearly $2,000 worth of food -- the equivalent of more than 900 meals -- to help fill in the gap during a critical time of year.
We want to thank you all wholeheartedly for opening your hearts and helping to support this annual event! We especially thank our sponsors: Lawrence Academy; Squg, LLC; Groton Veterinary Hospital; Groton Board of Trade; Jane Allen, Realtor; Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce; Cheryl Steinhoff Photography; Solas Therapeutic Massage; Body Mind Spirit Eco-chic Day Spa; The Groton Line; Linda Blaschke, DMD; Groton Therapeutic Massage; Ayer Rotary Club; Donelan's Supermarket; and Bailey's Bar and Grille, who helped make it happen!
This show of kindness from our friends and neighbors is no surprise to us -- we regularly witness such acts in our town (our event was one of three in Groton this month that we know of).
As Mother Theresa said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." One by one, let's keep those shelves stocked! Every donation makes a difference.
DRS. STEPHEN and PAMELA JARBOE