Sunday, October 25, 2009

Longmeadow Food Pantry

The Longmeadow Adult Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Longmeadow Food Pantry. With the downturn in the economy and rise in unemployment, the need for a food distribution program in Longmeadow has become apparent. The pantry will be housed in the Adult Center at 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow and is open to all Longmeadow residents in need.

Residents will be able to shop, on a drop-in basis, each Tuesday from 10 am – noon and 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. For those physically unable to come to the Adult Center, food delivery is available. Emergency situations will be handled as they arise. Donations are still needed and are accepted at the Adult Center. We would welcome community organizations interested in holding a food drive for the pantry. For further information contact the Adult Center, 565-4150.

1 comment:

Alisa said...

This is a wonderful idea; but is there a food pantry for the pets of those effected by this turbulent economy?
I am sure many would love to hold on to their animals but may need some help with food and supplies in order to do so. Pets give so much comfort and offer a sense of normality for people, why not include them in the collection.
This would also have a direct effect on the shelters feeling the strain from our current economy.