Thanks to the Southborough Food Pantry, a number of local families will have a happy – and tasty – Thanksgiving this year. Pantry volunteers, with the help of Southborough Girl Scouts, spent several days last week packaging up bags of food for local families in need.
Pantry volunteer Marge Coldwell said each of the 63 families serviced by the Southborough Food Pantry received a gift card to Stop & Shop or Price Chopper so they could purchase a turkey. To round out the meal, the families had the opportunity to pick up two grocery bags containing Thanksgiving essentials like stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, potatoes, butternut squash, onions, fruit, and more. They could also choose some specialty items like nuts, olives, pickles, brown sugar, spices, cookies, and candy.
The Southborough Food Pantry – located at Pilgrim Church and run by the United Parishes of Southborough – relies on donations from residents and local businesses to stay in operation. You can read more about the food pantry, and find out where to donate, in this post.