Celebrate Barbara Jandrue’s Retirement from the Food Pantry – Sunday

Right: The public is invited to celebrate the retirement of the longtime head of the Food Pantry. (image cropped from Facebook)

After almost 30 years heading the Southborough Food Pantry, Barbara Jandrue is retiring. The United Parishes of Southborough and the Food Pantry are hosting a celebration. Given the number of residents and families she’s helped over the years, they asked to me to spread the word.

The public is invited to join them this Sunday, August 8th. The retirement party will be held at St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 105 Southville Road from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

For over 20 years, Jandrue has supported the Southborough Food Pantry. Back in 2019, the Community Advocate covered why the Southborough Rotary Club honored her for her service to Southborough. It noted that as the current Director of the Food Pantry:

her duties include scheduling, shopping, organizing, picking up donations, talking with clients and a bit of everything.

In 2020, Jandrue was named the winner of the annual Laurie Sugarman-Whittier Wellness Award. The Southborough Youth Commission Board and Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission wrote to her:

Your nomination letter described your many years of service, dedication, commitment, work ethic, and compassion towards others. It is evident you go out of your way and dedicate countless hours of your time to help others. This year like so many others, you have continued to provide critical support to individuals and families in Southborough and you are an incredible asset to this community. We thank you for your service!

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