Without our volunteer crew, Loaves & Fishes simply could not survive! The COVID-19 crisis created a shortage of volunteers – over 60 self-selected out due to their age, health or out of concern for members of their household. Our small staff, along with a small crew of volunteers managed to keep the newly implemented drive-thru operational but it quickly became clear that we couldn’t sustain that pace. Our brief closure during mid-April allowed us to regroup and recruit over 120 new volunteers – individuals, couples and families! To each of you who have given the gift of your time, thank you. You have helped us sustain the Pantry at our time of need and provided so much more than food to our neighbors. You have truly made a difference.
When we issued a plea for help, our local business community answered the call! The COVID-19 crisis created a challenge for the Pantry on many levels. One of our biggest challenges was finding a replacement truck and driver to retrieve our orders from The Greater Boston Food Bank each week. Seven businesses offered their help. We are beyond grateful for their support and can’t adequately thank them. Please consider supporting all of these great companies and make sure you mention their kindness to Loaves & Fishes during our time of need.
WILSON BROTHERS HVAC, INC. – PEPPERELL
BURSAW GAS AND OIL – ACTON
NYPRO – A JABIL COMPANY – DEVENS
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS
Other companies, waiting in the wings, to offer their support include: