PEPPERELL -- PACH Community Outreach and Food Pantry is hosting a drive-through food drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Peter Fitzpatrick Elementary School on Main Street in Pepperell. Nonperishable, unexpired food items, paper goods and personal care items are needed for the pantry, a vital community resource for Pepperell residents. PACH volunteers will be on hand to accept all donations.

This drive-through food drive will take place rain or shine. Donors should enter from Main Street, pulling up and around the circular drive at the front of the original building.

PACH Outreach is a volunteer-led, community-based, nonprofit organization giving short-term assistance to Pepperell residents during difficult times by providing food, personal care items, referrals and other needed resources.

The sole food pantry for residents of Pepperell, PACH serves scores of families and individuals each year, including many seniors, veterans and disabled residents. PACH is committed to providing supplemental food and assistance to Pepperell families, helping them achieve longer-term self-sufficiency.

Food pantry hours are Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. To learn more about PACH to volunteer or make a donation, please visit