Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation awarded the Dedham Food Pantry with a $10,000 grant.
The Dedham Food Pantry will now be able to to upgrade their cooling systems thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation. “This grant is a real big shot in the arm for us,” Dedham Food Pantry President, Lindsay Barich said. “With these funds we will be able to update our outdated refrigerator and freezer systems and work towards automatizing some of our work as we do most of it by hand. This is a great example of neighbors helping neighbors.” The Dedham Food Pantry serves 370 families with non-perishable items, frozen meat, eggs, cheese, bread and fresh produce when available. “It takes many donors and volunteers to run the Dedham Food Pantry,” Janice Kenney, chairperson of the Blue Hills Bank Charitable …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
You can count on the Dedham Food Pantry to serve families in need.
There are many organizations that exist to help feed families in need. But there is one organization that does this while not receiving any government funding and does not have any paid employees. The Dedham Food Pantry believes that there is only one purpose, and that is to provide healthy food for those in need. "One thing that we have a lot of now is perishable foods," Vice President of the pantry, Lindsay Barich said. "You can't just have canned foods all the time." The organizers believe that it's important for families in need to receive items like eggs, milk, meat, and vegetables. But getting the food is becoming more of a challenge. "Our biggest problem is picking up the food," Barich said. "I have my own transportation …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Avery Student Council ran a food drive for the Dedham Food Pantry in celebration of the 100th Day of School. They were able to collect 365 items of food for the pantry. Here are the totals for each grade: Grade 1: 64 boxes of cereal, Grade 2: 70 cans of vegetables, Grade 3: 29 cans of fruit, Grade 4: 70 cans of baby food, Grade 5: 132 juice boxes.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Dedham Food Pantry would like to thank those who helped with this year's Holiday Harvest Telethon.
Dear Editor, The Dedham Food Pantry wants to thank Dedham TV for a very successful Holiday Harvest Telethon on Nov. 29. Special thanks to Donna Greer, Executive Director of the station and her staff, including Kevin Loughran and Dennis Sullivan, as well as special assistants Gabe and Lilly Straight. We were lucky to have the enthusiastic and professional leadership of Lorraine Morandi, Greg Agnew, Jack Moran, Lisa Moran, Brian Keaney, and Steve Straight and of course we had the joyful Rob Blaney as Santa. We are grateful to the many performers who shared their time and talents for the event. We also want to thank the community of people and organizations near and far who responded with generous pledges including but not limited to the …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Dedham Turkey Trot was able to raise over $10,000 for The Dedham Food Pantry
When the organizers were planning this event, they were hoping to have around a hundred people show up on Thanksgiving Day. They had no idea that the Endicott Estate would have been filled with over a thousand people. Hundreds of adults and children were able to compete in the races and help raise money and food for The Dedham Food Pantry. At the end of the event the organizers were able to raise over $10,000 for the Dedham Food Pantry and enough food to refill their shelves at their location at the Dedham Mall. Many residents were very happy to see a new event that families can participate in. "We have so much to be thankful for, and it's great to give back to the community," Julie Murphy Clinton said. For residents like Tom Vogel, he …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The event raised $31,000 last year.
The Dedham Food Pantry held one of its largest fundraisers at the new headquarters for Dedham TV for a "Holiday Harvest Telethon" on Thursday evening, Nov. 29. "This fund raiser will support one third of the food pantry budget for the year," said Food Pantry President Lindsay Barich at the event. Last year $31,000 was raised from the telethon thanks to individual contributors, civic organizations, schools, churches and businesses. Aside from monetary contributions, many individuals donate their time and services to support the pantry. Please contact the Food Pantry at 781-320-9442 if you would like more information about donating or volunteering.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As the fall sports season draws to a close, we have been celebrating the many wonderful accomplishments of Ursuline athletes on the field, in the gym, in the pool and on the running trail. But the UA fall sports athletes also found time to think of others during their season. All the teams--cross country, field hockey, soccer, swimming/diving and volleyball--banded together for a can drive and sent 719 cans to the Dedham Food Pantry!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our motto is “Neighbors helping neighbors.” Sunday’s distribution day was a perfect example.
Dear Editor, Please share the news of our gratitude to all the volunteers, organizations and sponsors who helped distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and the fixings to over 130 families, clients of the Dedham Food Pantry. First Church of Dedham generously opened its doors for food to be stocked and distributed. Downey Trucking delivered the turkeys and baskets from the staff and students of Personal Best Karate. Folks from First Church, Noble and Greenough School, other communities of worship, and neighbors near and far pitched in for a grand effort on Sunday November 18. The Dedham Food Pantry has been working to meet one of the most basic of human needs for more than 20 years. An organization staffed by only volunteers, we rely on the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Dedham Middle School held a food drive for The Dedham Food Pantry.
Dedham Middle School's Sixth grade teachers, Sue Lyons, Andrew Patterson, and Rebecca Huff, organized another successful “Thanksgiving Food Drive” recently, held at the school. With the help of their classes, and the 600 plus students throughout the school, almost 2,000 pieces of non-perishable food items were collected these past few weeks. Each year, the students, teachers, and families from the Dedham Middle School have been very generous with their donations to the Dedham Food Pantry. According to Food Pantry President, Lindsay Barich, all donations, regardless of size, have a significant impact in our community. The Pantry's motto: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” has rung true for over 21 years now. This is the one organization in …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Three Squares New England along with other organizations assisted the Dedham Food Pantry in organizing the First Annual Ride for Food.
Dear Editor, The Dedham Food Pantry wants to thank the organization, Three Squares New England, for a very successful First Annual Ride for Food. Founded by Greg Jundanian, George Nicholson, Heather Dawood, David Jennings, and Thilo Vollrath, Three Squares New England aims to raise funds for local food pantries. As its first recipient, Three Squares selected The Dedham Food Pantry. How fortunate for the pantry! The money raised will go directly to the purchase of food for Dedham families, our neighbors. Currently there are 250 families who rely on the pantry for assistance. Or motto is “Neighbors helping neighbors,” and the team at Three Square New England has demonstrated just that. Other neighbors, near and far, with generous support …