Local Food Pantry Provides a Valuable Service

Bill Mason and Bill Pioppi gave us an operating overview of the John Paul II Food Pantry located in Southbridge.  Over 50 tons of food are distributed yearly to qualified individuals and families in the communities of Southbridge and Sturbridge and that number is growing.  Volunteers sort food donated by local grocery081 - Version 4 - 2013-11-04 at 19-25-56 stores and by members of the communities they serve.  Some food is also supplied by the Worcester County Food Bank but the demand exceeds the supply.  Some financial donations are received but the Food Pantry is always actively seeking additional funds.  The presentation was another example of the many ways all of us can help those in need.