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How can you help this holiday season?

We need your help!  Our allotment of turkeys and hams from the Greater Boston Food Bank has been drastically reduced during the past few years.  This year, in order to meet the need, we are asking you to consider turkey-volunteer-thanksgiving-2014-karen-riggerta financial donation instead of actual turkeys and hams.  This will allow us to purchase from local vendors the quantity and sizes we need, solve our problem with lack of cold storage space and, save you a trip to the store and then to the Pantry to deliver the turkey or ham.  Of course, we will still accept donations of turkeys and hams on-site for those who prefer to donate in person!

Please visit our Holiday Dinner Distribution Event donate page to make a contribution on-line or mail a check to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc., PO Box 1, Ayer,  MA  01432.  Please notate on the memo line that your donation is for turkeys/hams.  We will use all funds raised for this projectyu-chi-thanksgiving for the purchase of turkeys and hams for the Thanksgiving and Holiday Dinner Distributions.  Any remaining funds will be treated as a general donation and be utilized for other items needed pie-thanksgivingfor the holiday distributions or for general food needs.

With your help we can provide our neighbors, who are experiencing some challenges, with not only food during this holiday season, but also hope!

My sincere thanks for your on-going support.

Patricia A. Stern

Executive Director

Continuous Improvement

Have you heard Loaves & Fishes staff talking about Service Enterprise and wondered what it is all about?

Update: Loaves & Fishes was certified as a Service Enterprise!

Nonprofits that effectively leverage the skills and talents of community members into their core operations are known as “Service Enterprises.” Loaves & Fishes’s Board of Trustees and Staff identified the need for a continuous improvement program for the pantry. Through the talent and hard work of the staff, Loaves & Fishes was accepted into United Way’s Service Enterprise pilot program. Loaves & Fishes receives training, templates and other support through this program and is seeking to be certified as a Service Enterprise in 2015. Continue reading Continuous Improvement