Jane Merrow of the First Parish Newbury Food Pantry will speak about food insecurity in the area on Wednesday, October 20th, and discuss the role of the Newbury Food Pantry in addressing this problem. Currently each week the food pantry is visited by about 200 people and makes over 100 home deliveries. The Greater Newburyport Village is sponsoring this talk which will be held in the Newburyport Senior Center as part of their Community Day Presentation Series. Masks are required. In conjunction with this Village Talk, a food drive is being held at the Senior/Community Center all that week, Monday to Friday, Oct. 18 to 22. Please bring food and other needed items to the marked bins during Center hours. Items most in need include pasta/rice side dishes (such as Knorr products), hearty soups (Progresso, Campbell), heat-and-serve meals such as beef stew or chili in cans or pouches, gluten-free products, toilet paper, dish soap, and personal care items.
The Newbury Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization based at the First Parish Church on High Road in Newbury. It relies on donations and grants and purchases much of its food from the Greater Boston Food Bank. For more information on this vital community resource, visit www.newburyfoodpantry.org. For information on the Greater Newburyport Village visit www.greaternewburyportvillage.org.