Foundation for MetroWest for their generous grant award toward the cost of a commercial refrigerator, which allows us to distribute additional fresh produce and dairy products to our clients.
- Clothes Closet closes to accomodate new commercial walk-in refrigeration unit.
- Received $20,000 donation from The Middlesex Saving Charitable Foundation
DECEMBER: Wonderful news from the Greater Boston Food Bank: "WE DID IT - State Funding Secured. We are excited to announce that Governor Charlie Baker has signed the FY21 budget into law - including $30 million for the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP)!This is an historic response from our state officials thanks to the tireless efforts by you, our legislative champions, and hunger-relief advocates across the Commonwealth. This funding will help support The Greater Boston Food Bank to sustain our historic levels of food distribution as we continue to respond to the public and economic crisis as a result of COVID-19...We can't thank you enough for your advocacy during this budget process.
DECEMBER: The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough will host a virtual silent auction (Bid for Brighter Futures) from Feb 11 - 27, 2021 which will benefit the Acton Food Pantry and the Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. So grateful for this wonderful service organization that does so much good in our communities. Learn more here https://www.actonboxboroughrotary.org
NOVEMBER:During this Thanksgiving week, the Pantry would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the Acton Lions Club for their extremely generous donation this year. Those funds allowed us to buy 100 turkeys, 150 loaves of bread, cans of gravy, cream of mushroom soup, crispy fried onions, and much-needed extra half gallons of milk for our Thanksgiving distribution. We are especially thankful, because we know the Lions Club hasn’t been able to host many of its usual fundraisers this year – and yet they still generously donated to the Pantry. The items purchased with those funds supplemented the food we received from the Greater Boston Food Bank (cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, turkeys and chickens) to allow us to provide a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to the 325 households that visited the Pantry last week. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Acton Lions Club!
JUNE: A statement from our leasdership:
The Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry stands with our Black community and condemns racial violence and police brutality...(click to continue)
MARCH: We are so happy to partner with AB schools and can offer access to a mini pantry for students in need, located inside one of our ABRHS schools.