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Thanks to American Alarm & Communications, Inc., located in Auburn, MA and Versacon LLC, located in Lee, NH, we are excited to announce the launch of our new drive-up communication system!

This system has really changed our drive-thru operation! It allows our volunteers and staff to communicate with our clients easily and safely without concern for the weather or transmission of germs. These two companies provided their services at reduced costs and we are very grateful to them…more funds available to provide food to our neighbors who need a helping hand!



As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the difference we’ve made together…


Tracy is a single mom of five who lives in her own home in Shirley. She holds an advanced degree and until recently, had a great job.

“Because I knew there were many families struggling, I donated my stimulus check to the Pantry back in April. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I lost my job this past summer. I’ve never had to use a pantry before, but, I had bills to pay and my children to feed. Thanks to the generosity of so many wonderful donors and volunteers, my children and I enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner. There were only a few presents under our tree this year, but that didn’t matter because we received the best gift of all – the gift of hope! Thank you to everyone who supports the Pantry. You’ll never know how much of an impact you make.”

On behalf of Tracy and the many other families who depend upon the Pantry, my sincere thanks for your generosity this past year. My best for good health and peace in 2021!

Patricia A. Stern
Executive Director



THE POWER OF $1. One day, Wesley, a 6 1/2-year-old, and his mom were talking about helping people in our community. When she mentioned to him that some people don’t have enough food to eat and that she donates money to the Pantry, Wesley dashed up to his room, pulled a dollar bill from his bank and with his mom’s help they mailed it in a beautifully decorated card to Loaves & Fishes!



BAKING WITH A PURPOSE. Charly, a 15-year-old Sophomore at Littleton High School, found that she had a lot of time on her hands because sports were canceled due to the pandemic. Charly is a skilled baker, and she decided to put her time and skills to use for the Pantry. She holds a virtual bake sale every weekend and donates the proceeds to Loaves & Fishes!  So far she has donated $400!

BRIANNA’S BRACELETS. Brianna and her family participated in The Neighborhood Food Project until it was temporarily suspended due to COVID. She wanted to find another way to help and that’s when she decided to make bracelets and necklaces! With a bit of help from big brother Ryan, they set up a stand outside their home in Devens and collected $145! Impressive for this little 3rd grader who attends school at Hildreth Elementary in Harvard!