Our First Church Food Pantry serves those in need
in our church family as well as residents of the tri-town area, supplementing their food supplies, when needed.
Located on our campus at 4 Georgetown Rd., Boxford, members of our church family may act as intermediaries as well, to procure food for someone they know who is in need.
Our Food Pantry volunteer staff, Susan and Leslie, interview the prospective recipients and schedule times for food pickup as well as household needs such as toilet paper, towels, and even dishes and personal products. For more information, please email the food pantry, check out their facebook page, or call the church office (978-887-5841) and the food pantry extension and leave a message.
Food Pantry History
In the summer of 2009 God put into the hearts of several First Church members a desire to reach the local community in a more tangible way. Those touched by the Spirit all received the idea to begin a food pantry at a time when no one thought it was necessary.
The Barn on the campus had just become vacant and through prayer and planning the Food Pantry of First Church Boxford came into being. God provided shelving through a donation of a food service company and in March of 2010 the initial set up of the pantry began.
The town of Boxford was contacted and through the health department the pantry was licensed, with the fee waived! As the months progressed the church members were informed and began to donate the non-perishable food and household items.
Through press releases and newspaper articles, the Tri-town community began to learn about the pantry. The economy was shifting and many families who never imagined a need started to hear about us. In September of 2010 our first client called our confidential hot-line number and came to receive her first monthly supply of food. Schools principals were contacted in the Tri-town area and many local schools have since had food drives throughout the school year supporting the Pantry. Local elementary, middle school and high school students have participated in the drives, and have learned of the needs of those around them.
Many local organizations and businesses have joined in supporting the Pantry through organized food drives, and financial donations, including Boys Scouts, American Legion Post of Boxford, Harrows Chicken Pies, Invest in People, Second Congregational Church of Boxford, and many others.
The Pantry has given away thousands of pounds of non-perishable food to families in need in the Tri-town area
We have loved and prayed for them, and dozens of children have been fed through the Pantry; the love and compassion of Jesus Christ has and continues to be shared!
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