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Groveland Council on Aging Successfully Complete Food Pantry Renovation Project

GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland is pleased to announce that the Council on Aging has completed renovations of the food pantry thanks to generous donations from community groups.

Renovations began in July, and include electrical upgrades, new shelving, and a new refrigerator and freezer. With these improvements the pantry now offers both fresh and frozen foods.

The renovations were supported by a $4,000 donation from Pentucket Bank Community Funding and a $500 donation from the Haverhill Breakfast Exchange, both in June 2022.

Residents and community members are encouraged to visit to pantry to donate to those in need. Most items requested for donation are:

  • Fresh produce (lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, squash, apples, strawberries, etc.)
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Individual frozen meals
  • Canned clam chowder
  • Crackers/cheese and crackers/peanut butter and crackers
  • Coffee/decaf coffee/tea bags
  • Pies for the holidays
  • Detergent
  • Bodywash
  • Tissue/paper towels/toilet paper
  • Gift cards

The Groveland COA wishes to thank former Director Amanda Fisher for facilitating the renovation project and former Outreach Coordinator Maria Yagual for running the food pantry. The COA would also like to thank Ed Reed, Doug Soper, Steve McPherson, and Larry MacElhiney, who donated their time and skills to the project.

The COA would like to acknowledge the Groveland Congregational Church for its consistent donations of non-perishable food items and gift cards.

The food pantry is located in Groveland Town Hall/Council on Aging Outreach Office, 183 Main St., and is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Council on Aging food pantry is a certified partner with Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury and the Greater Boston Food Bank.

For all inquiries regarding the food pantry or any Council on Aging service, please contact Assistant Director Nisha Burke 978-372-1101 or 978-556-7216

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