Saturday, April 13, 2013
The food pantry held a 25th anniversary open house Friday.
The Westborough Food Pantry hosted stories and tours on Friday. The food pantry held its 25th anniversary open house, at 9 East Main St. Volunteers reflected on their experiences there, while Director Phil Kittredge led tours.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Newly retired Westborough firefighter Phil Kittredge is the food pantry's executive director.
On Jan. 1, Phil Kittredge served the final shift of his 43-year career on the Westborough Fire Department. Next week, Kittredge and the community will celebrate the Westborough Food Pantry's 25 years of service to Westborough. Kittredge is executive director of the food pantry, which will hold its 25th anniversary open house from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Forbes Community House, 9 East Main St. Kittredge is in his third year leading the pantry.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Volunteers grocery shopping more.
The Westborough Food Pantry’s tradition of providing Christmas dinners to Westborough families in need continues next week. Donations support the dinners, food pantry Director Phil Kittredge notes: Westborough firefighters buy fresh tomatoes, onions, squash, carrots, celery and the like, supplemented by items from the food pantry. Roche Bros. donates $15 ham vouchers. And the food pantry gives each family a $25 gift card. Yet this year, food pantry volunteers have been grocery shopping more to meet their changing clientele: larger families; homeless families, which is new; and about a 20 percent increase in seniors, Kittredge says. The food pantry serves only Westborough residents. The volunteers also must offset a decline in food drive …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wondering what's happening in Westborough? Here are some ideas.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. The Westborough Country Club Charity Corp. tells Westborough Patch it recently gave $642.50 to the Westborough Food Pantry. 2. McDonald's tells Westborough Patch that it has added five Extra Value Meals to its Under $5 menu, including at the 166 East Main St. and 299 Turnpike Road restaurants: Big Mac, Quarter Pounder With Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, 10-Piece Chicken McNuggets and Two Cheeseburgers. 3. The Westborough School Committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Forbes Municipal Building. The agenda is here. 4. And the Westborough Zoning Board of …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Knox Trail Council's 25th Annual Scouting for Food, Good Turn for America drive ended Saturday.
Local Boy Scouts spent Saturday unloading non-perishable donations at area food pantries. The Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts' 25th Annual Scouting for Food, Good Turn for America drive ended with Saturday's collection. The Scouts unloaded the donations at such sites as the Westborough Food Pantry. Scouts went go door-to-door in the council's 21 communities, including Westborough, last Saturday, Nov. 3, delivering donation bags donated by Price Chopper or, in Westborough, special notes.
Friday, October 26, 2012
'Pass the Torch' collected over 1,500 pounds of food, and $625 in cash donations.
Friday, October 26, 2012
To the Editor: Over the summer, In Your Shoes, a giving circle, ran a "Pass the Torch" program that tied in with the London Summer Olympic Games. The goal of the "Pass the Torch" program was to help restock the Westborough Food Pantry throughout the summer months when donations tend to be low. Laminated cardboard torches started popping up in people's yards around town. They asked that torch recipients donate to the Westborough Food Pantry and then pass the torch to a friend or neighbor. The Westborough community response was fabulous. Not only did the program bring in over 1,500 pounds of food for the pantry, but also $625 in cash donations. In Your Shoes is grateful for the help and enthusiasm of the Westborough Fire Department and the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Knox Trail Council's 25th annual food drive starts Nov. 3.
For the 25th straight year, Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts soon will do a Good Turn for area food pantries. This year, the demand on the pantries has taken an unexpected turn, event Chairman Ed Behn of Westborough said Monday. A speaker at September’s Scouting for Food, Good Turn for America kickoff meeting “definitely said they continue to see growing needs,” Behn said. “They’re seeing a lot more underemployed now: people that had had jobs, but now they’re not making the same, so they need to supplement. So, they’re seeing a wider audience, a non-traditional audience,” Behn said. Collecting more than 100 tons of food is the goal of this year’s drive, which starts Saturday, Nov. 3, he said. Boy and Cub Scouts will go door-to-door in the …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Helping Young Professionals Engage in Corridor Nine is collecting donations until 4 p.m.
Consider bringing food to Roche Bros. when grocery shopping today. A donation drive for local food pantries is underway until 4 p.m. outside the supermarket, in Bay State Commons, says Lynn Stromberg, a member of Hype 9, Helping Young Professionals Engage in Corridor Nine. Stromberg said she and fellow Hype 9 member Erin Harper have been at the collection table since 9 this morning. Today's event kicks off the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce's drive for the Westborough Food Pantry, which ends in November, Stromberg said. Among the other Westborough drives supporting the food pantry are:
Monday, September 10, 2012
The program sponsored by In Your Shoes collected over 1,500 pounds of food and several hundred dollars in cash donations for the Westborough Food Pantry.
Monday, September 10, 2012
To the Editor: The "Pass the Torch" program’ sponsored by In Your Shoes, a giving circle, (IYS) has ended, and we would like to thank everyone who participated and made this program a great success. In the spirit of the Summer Olympics, "Pass the Torch" was a program designed to help restock the Westborough Food Pantry throughout the summer months when donations tend to be low. On June 27, members of In Your Shoes began distributing laminated cardboard torches around town. They asked that torch recipients donate to the Westborough Food Pantry and then pass the torch to a friend or neighbor. When reminded that "hunger does not take the summer off," the Westborough community response was fabulous. Through this program, which ran July 1 to …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
All torches will be displayed at the Westborough Public Library after Aug. 12.
As the Olympic torch lights up the night in London this week, Westborough's own salute to the Olympics can be seen on neighborhood lawns, at the library, fire station and, most importantly, on the shelves of the Westborough Food Pantry. On June 27, members of In Your Shoes, a giving circle began distributing laminated cardboard torches around town. They asked that torch recipients donate to the Westborough Food Pantry and then pass the torch to a friend or neighbor. When Nancy Wright, a member of IYS, conceived of the idea, she was looking for "a simple, easy way to keep food donations going to the Westborough Food Pantry during the summer months." Right from the start, the program was a huge success on several levels. Torches are …