Earlier this month, USDA Rural Development Area Director Lyndon Nichols, Helen Rush-Lloyd, Constituent Services Director from U.S. Rep. John F. Tierney’s office, and I delivered 80lbs of donations to a local Gloucester, Mass. food pantry named “The Open Door.” This food pantry has a slogan “Feeding People. Changing Lives.”
They give and receive daily. They have many programs for any locals or residents of surrounding towns to participate in from all sides. The organization also includes a grocery style distribution area to provide recipients with a familiar comfort level during sometimes unfamiliar and uncomfortable times. The grocery style distribution area along with donated bags and carts from local markets gives recipients a grocery store experience and an increased comfort level.
The contribution above is part of the Feds, Farmers and Friends Feed Families food drive, which continues through the end of August. For more information click here.