Loaves and Fishes had to make the tough decision to close the pantry for the safety of volunteers and patrons. This was heartbreaking news to us, but not unexpected.
We have been in contact with Loaves and Fishes and local community support groups and have been told we should encourage our donors to contribute financially in 1 of 3 ways rather than with food in order to minimize physical contact with others and common spaces.
1) Through the local school food distribution
Katie Novak indicated that folks can contribute financially to the school community as follows:
Anyone can make out checks to GDRSD and in the memo write COVID-19 Food. They can send to:
COVID-19 Food Fund
344 Main Street
Groton MA 01450
2) Through our Senior Center
Donations can be sent by mail. We should recommend that folks include a note in memo section that the donation is for COVID-19 Food Fund. Please make checks out to Friend of Groton Elders.
Friends of Groton Elders
PO Box 289
West Groton, Ma 01472.
3) Lastly, folks can contribute on-line to our Groton Neighborhood Food Project through Paypal
We will use the money to purchase food for distribution through the school and Senior Center distribution sites.