A food drive organized by the Watertown Community Foundation this October, in conjunction with Watertown schools and businesses provided hundreds of bags of food for the two local food pantries.
The directors of the food pantries thanked the organizers and people who donated to the drive.
“Just want to say that we are so grateful for everyone’s help, we have very well stocked shelves which is wonderful with winter coming,” said Beverly Concannon, director of the St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry, Sacred Heart Church. “I think the response was even better this time, and there were very few expired items which is a huge help. Well done, Watertown!”
Kathleen Cunningham, director of the Watertown Food Pantry, added her appreciation.
“Just want to thank you for the teamwork that made this food drive amazing!!” Cunningham said. “Watertown Strong is our theme for the Watertown Food Pantry. With our pantry serving additional 80 families in October (230 families served). Watertown support is a the heart of our pantry. We served a total 557 people in October.”
The Community Foundation wrote the following letter to thank the volunteers, the hosts of the drop off locations, and people who participated in the Watertown Food Drive:
The Watertown Community Foundation would like to thank the Watertown community for their support and donations for the Townwide Food Drive during the month of October. Thank you to our over 30 volunteers and small businesses who opened their doors up as drop off locations for donations and transported donations to our food pantries. We could not have done it without you!
A special thank you to our partners, Lowell School PTO, Cunniff School PTO, Hosmer School PTO, Watertown High School PTSO, Watertown Middle School Community Service Club, Watertown Middle School PTO, Watertown Public Library, Watertown Police Department, Watertown Boys & Girls Club, Watertown Farmers Market, Watertown Savings Bank, Eastern Clothing, Boston Floor Covering, Get Lively, Boston Color Group, Nicole’s Studio of Dance, Cuigini’s Market, Farinas’s and Miss Maria’s School of Dance. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
And last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to our generous community members who donated hundreds of bags of food throughout the month of October. The shelves were bare and you filled them! You are what makes Watertown such an incredible place to live!
With Sincere Thanks,
Watertown Community Foundation