April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month!

THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers for the gift of your time!

As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Month – we pause to recognize the work you do – drive-thru support, shelf stocking, sorting, truck off-loading, driving, fundraising, marketing, website support, clerical support and Committee and Board work too!

Because of your hard work, we were able to provide nutritious groceries to over 650 families/1620+ individuals last year! Each of you is important and critical to our mission and we are fortunate to have you on our team.

A sincere thank you from the L&F Staff Team-

Patty, Mellissa, Grace, Eileen, John, Tim, Bill and Dan

Spring Into Action 5K Fundraiser

The 2022 Spring Into Action 5K is a fundraiser for Loaves & Fishes with an in-person walk and fun run on May 1, 2022 starting in Rogers field here in Devens and a virtual walk/run/hike/bike for those that cannot or prefer not to participate in-person on that date.

Get all the details on the walk website or read the highlights here:

Register and recruit your team members and sponsors

Participate in-person on May 1st

  • 5K participants can start between 10:00am and 2:00pm and should plan to complete their walk or run by 4:00pm
  • Children’s Fun Run starts at 1:00pm

Participate virtually between April 24th and May 1st

  • Walk, run or hike 5K (about 3.1 miles) between April 24th and May 1st
  • Cover 5K all at once or in smaller amounts each day for a week or any combination!

Business Sponsorships Available

Are you an area business that wants to help us with this event?

Businesses are encouraged to participate as a team. Businesses also have the opportunity to sponsor the entire event through sponsorship donations. By sponsoring the event, you help us with some of the direct costs of operating the event as well as funding our mission.

Learn more about sponsorship on the walk website

You matter

Valentine’s Day seems like an appropriate time to remind you that you matter! Whether you donate food, provide financial support, give the gift of your time as a volunteer or a staff member, or if you are one of our neighbors who has visited the Pantry for a bit of help…you matter!  I am truly fortunate to be part of the Loaves & Fishes family and it is a privilege to work with you and/or support you. My best for a Happy Valentine’s Day – you all matter to me.
Patricia A. Stern
Executive Director

Lifting and feeding our neighbors since 1983.