Friday, October 14, 2011
It has the makings of a busy weekend in Tewksbury.
When/Where: Satursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Tewksbury Community Pantry, 999 Whipple Rd, Tewksbury Why Go: This is an event, sponsored by the police department that is open to clients of the food pantry and it is a great chance, especially for new and expecting parents, to learn about car seat safety. Pricing: Free When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m., Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA, Why Go: This is a terrifc chance for dads to spend some quality time with their toddlers. The library puts on a great program with signing, dancing, storytelling and, of course, DONUTS!!! Pricing: Free When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 15, 11:00 am, Krochmal Farms, 31 Jennies Way, Tewksbury, MA, $10 Why Go: Enjoy Pumpkin Fest while you are …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Here are the stories people were talking about over the last seven days.
Here are the Top 5 stories from the week of Sept. 18-24. 5. Community Food Pantry Addition Is Dedicated To Mike Callahan 4. Trio Nabbed Breaking Into Abandoned Home 3. Finegold: I Won't Support Casino Gambling Bill 2. Woman Arrested For Assault With A Butter Knife 1. Thermo Fisher Scientific To Bring 400 Jobs to Tewksbury
Monday, August 15, 2011
The 12th annual Tewksbury Community Food Pantry Golf Tournament took place on Friday. Community members came together for a day of golf and for a good cause.
The Tewksbury Community Food Pantry hosted its annual golf tournament Friday morning at Tewksbury Country Club. In its 12th year, Chair of the Board of Directors Todd Johnson, hoped to raise at least $7,500 but ended up raising over $10,000. The funds go toward the food pantry which gives out almost $250,000 worth of food each year to Tewksbury families having a hard time. Sixty-four people were part of this year's tournament said Johnson.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Contest was sponsored by Project Bread.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was provided by Project Bread.) Natalie Starliper and Melissa Granoff, both of Tewksbury, donated 147.7 lbs in food and $360 in funds, and won chance to meet country crooner Brad Paisley in person. The girls were eager to win, scouring their community and asking for food donations, so that they could get their chance to meet the singer while also helping a great cause. As part of his “H2O: Wetter and Wilder World Tour,” Brad Paisley selected Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, for a food drive competition. The person(s) who donated the most food or cash to the cause at the concert won a pair of Gold Circle seat tickets and “meet and greet” passes with Brad Paisley himself. …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Lions Club lends a hand with $7,500 donation.
The Tewksbury Food Pantry was in full force Saturday, receiving food from the U.S.Postal Carriers 19th annual food drive along with the Tewksbury Lions Club making a $7500 cash donation. The Lions Club has now donated over $40,000 to the Tewksbury Food Pantry over the last 10 years. According to Todd Johnson, president of the Food Pantry and chairman of the Board of Selectmen, around 200 households receive one week of food a month from the Food Pantry. According to Jim Carter, treasurer of the pantry, the number of households supported has grown 250 percent over the last two years. Two years ago only 80 households received support. The most important thing is that the food pantry has furtonely not run out of food this year. The donation…
Monday, November 15, 2010
Program helps hundreds of Tewksbury residents.
For some people, requesting aid is no easy task because it requires that they admit that their situation is in dire need of repair. For those whose situations have spiraled out of control and they can no longer provide the appropriate amount of food for themselves or their family, the Tewksbury Community Food Pantry is here to help. Located behind the Department of Public Works at 999 Whipple Road, funding for its construction came exclusively from donations by Tewksbury residents. Masons, roofers and builders donated their time and supplies to build the facility. The inside of the 2,400 square foot warehouse contains rows of shelves built by Eagle Scouts, as well as refrigerators and freezers purchased with donated funds and numerous …