Russell, an 8th grade student at The Bromfield School, and his sisters, Gwynnie and Flora, made and sold soap and raised $750 for the Pantry during this challenging year! They are shining examples of goodness!
We first met Steve, Maggie and their two young sons during the Summer of 2020. The pandemic had hit them hard. Maggie, a Certified Nurse Assistant, had contracted COVID and been out of work for a few months attempting to gain her strength. To complicate things further, Steve’s hours had been reduced and they were struggling silently until a friend encouraged them to visit Loaves & Fishes.
“I was ashamed to ask for help, but Maggie was so sick she couldn’t work so we’d lost her paycheck and my hours had been cut. We couldn’t keep up with the bills. I decided to visit the Pantry. I couldn’t believe all of the food I received. The fruits and vegetables were amazing – something we certainly couldn’t afford on our own. We can’t thank you all enough. Someday soon we hope to pay it forward and become volunteers.”
-Steve, a Groton resident
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While selling Girl Scout cookies to raise money for her Brownie Troop #65075, 8 year-old Eloise received cash donations from some very generous donors. She decided to use these donations along with money she’d earned from can recycling to purchase materials to make birthday kits! Her goal was to make sure that our clients had a chance to celebrate their birthdays. Her thoughtfulness and kindness made many people smile!
When 7 year-old Lora was asked by her parents what they should do with their stimulus payment, Lora didn’t hesitate! She wanted to help others in need of food during these hard times. Lora’s family donated their stimulus payment to the Pantry and she drew this picture which warmed our hearts!