Thank you to Hannaford

Mike Littrell, Former Ayer Store Manager and representatives from Hannaford corporate offices, Brian Fabre, Jeffrey Castonguay and Michael Norton presented a donation to Patricia Stern, Executive Director and Paul Niemira, Food Coordinator.
Mike Littrell, Former Ayer Store Manager and representatives from Hannaford corporate offices, Brian Fabre, Jeffrey Castonguay and Michael Norton presented a donation to Patricia Stern, Executive Director and Paul Niemira, Food Coordinator.

Hannaford Supermarket in Ayer has supported Loaves & Fishes for many years and we are sad to see this Hannaford’s location close. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers and clients, I want to take this opportunity to thank our good friends at Hannaford for over 30 years of partnership in lifting and feeding our neighbors in need.

The Ayer Hannaford’s monthly donations of approximately 1,200 pounds of frozen meat allowed us to provide a valuable protein component for our clients. Our partnership also included the implementation of a milk voucher program that provided our clients with a discount on the purchase of milk products. In addition, Hannaford always generously supported many Loaves & Fishes special events by providing refreshments to our hardworking volunteers.

A very special thank you to the manager of the Ayer location, Mike Littrell. Mike’s professionalism and dedication to the community is noteworthy and he has been a pleasure to work with—continually epitomizing the true meaning of generosity. We wish him well as he moves on to his next assignment.

We are truly grateful to the entire Hannaford organization for supporting Loaves & Fishes and the community at large. This small grocery store has been a pillar in the community and will be missed.

Sincerely,
Patricia A. Stern
Executive Director

The Gift of Food Creates Hope

 

We make it easy to donate: Donate now online or by mail at:
Loaves & Fishes Pantry, Inc., P.O. Box 1, Ayer, MA 01432
The gift of Food = Hope this Holiday Season at Loaves & Fishes The holidays are a wonderful time for us to reflect on our blessings and give thanks for what we have. All of us at Loaves & Fishes are thankful for your support, which allows us to serve our neighbors in need all year long. The holidays can be a challenge for our clients who struggle every day to make sure they have enough to eat. For some, a trip to Loaves & Fishes provides not only food, but hope.
♥Hope that they won’t have to worry about their next meal for a while

♥Hope that the information we provide on other programs will get them more help

♥Hope that their holidays will be just a little brighter thanks to the meals we provide

♥Hope that there will always be a welcoming smile and a helping hand from our volunteers whenever they visit the pantry

Last year we served 910 client families, representing 2,151 people. 280 of those families were new to the Pantry. To all of them we offer food, the chance to shop for gently used donated clothing for all family members and information on additional resources to help them through a difficult time.
Hunger doesn’t take a holiday. We need your help to provide food, and hope, to our neighbors in need. Thank you for your support!

Warmly,

Loaves & Fishes staff and volunteers

Lifting and feeding our neighbors since 1983.