Sunday, September 6, 2009

Longmeadow Food Pantry

With all of the press about the “affluence” of Longmeadow residents we sometimes forget that there are people that live in our town on a fixed income that cannot afford continuing increases in their property taxes and other living expenses without giving up something or doing with less.

It was recently announced that the Longmeadow Adult Center has started a Food Pantry for needy town residents- what a great addition to the services already provided by an underfunded and sometimes under appreciated resource in our town. The new Food Pantry will be affliliated with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and will obtain additional items from this organization for distribution in our town.

The Longmeadow Food Pantry is now accepting donations of non-perishable food, personal care items and paper goods between 9 am – 3 pm every weekday at the Longmeadow Adult Center at 231 Maple Road (Greenwood Center).

As part of the National Day of Service & Remembrance on Friday, September 11 donations will be accepted from 9 am – 3:30 pm (extended hours) at Longmeadow Adult Center. Please consider stopping by on this day with your contribution to kick off this new service.

Further details about Longmeadow Food Pantry and its operation will be announced in the coming weeks. Call 565-4150 with questions. Thank you for your support!

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