PEPPERELL -- Residents can begin making appointments to sign up for winter fuel assistance with PACH Community Outreach on Oct. 14.

Scheduled appointments will begin Nov. 4 and continue on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5-7 p.m., as well as Thursday afternoons, 2-4 p.m., at the PACH Outreach office, 45 Main St. (formerly Peter Fitzpatrick Elementary School).

Those interested should telephone 978-925-9770, leaving a message with their full name, telephone number and preferred appointment date and time. A PACH volunteer will call back confirming the date and time.

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. 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. and 5-7 p.m.

To learn more about PACH Community Outreach, to volunteer or make a donation, please visit