If you live in the North Shore/Cape Ann region, there is a food drive next Saturday, November 20th, at Gloucester Crossing Shopping Plaza in Gloucester, MA for the Open Door Food Pantry!
Below is a message from Open Door's Executive Director, Julie LaFontaine:
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
The Open Door Food Pantry and North Shore 104.9 are teaming up for the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at the Gloucester Crossing Market Basket on Saturday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items most needed: cereal, tuna, peanut butter, and juice. For a down loadable list and more information, please visit www.foodpantry.org.
This event is drop-in only. Three minutes to drop off your food will help us fill our truck.
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.
Last year the food pantry program served nearly 1,500 households on Cape Ann. Thank you in advance for helping us meet a very real need in our community. Together, we get a big job done.
I plan on dropping off the food collected over the past month through my November Widow's Challenge. I encourage you to give what you are able this Thanksgiving season, as there are many who are hungry in our own neighborhoods.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-40