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DEVENS — Loaves and Fishes will hold its annual “Shop for Your Parents” day on Saturday, Dec. 13, to benefit the clients of the food pantry. The event will be held at the Shriver Job Corps Center on Devens.

This special day includes a family breakfast, a visit with Santa and shopping. The program provides and opportunity for children of Loaves and Fishes clients to select presents for parents or guardians at no cost. In addition, seniors and adults living alone are each provided with a gift bag.

Shriver Job Corps and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor this event. Additional support is needed. In addition to cash donations, new gifts with a value of $10 to $15 are needed. Some suggestions are: gloves, winter scarves and hat sets, slippers (medium and large), perfume, sports related clothing and items, tools, men’s clothing and any warm items. All gifts must be new.

Checks should be made out to “Loaves and Fishes” with “Shop for Your Parents” noted in the memo area, and may be mailed to Loaves and Fishes, c/o PO Box 215, Ayer, MA. 01432.

For gift donation drop-off or pick-up information please call Marie Allen at 978-772-7510 or Joan Pena at 978-772-4440. Details about the days event can be found at

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