Weymouth Schools Teams With Patriots to Collect Food
All of the Weymouth schools are asking students along with local residents to donate non perishable food or checks made payable to the Weymouth Food Pantry.
The Weymouth Public School has collaborated with the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation to collect food for those less fortunate.
All of the Weymouth schools are asking students along with local residents to donate non perishable food or checks made payable to the Weymouth Food Pantry (please memo NEPCF).
“We would like to invite you to participate in a Food Collection Drive as we Celebrate Volunteerism,” said Betsy Harris, Weymouth Public Schools Community Relations Liaison in an email to parents.
All donations are being collected until December 1 and $1 in donations will equal $7 worth of food, according to Harris.
The school is looking to collect canned meats, tuna, soups, stews, rice, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, canned vegetable and fruits, juice, shelf-stable milk, cookies, crackers and snacks.
Food and donations can be dropped off at Weymouth Fire Station Headquarters, the Weymouth Police Department, Town Hall, Tufts Library, Whipple Center, Bob’s Muffin Shop, D’Angelos, Jolan’s Hair Design, Olympic Pizza, Papa Gino’s, Park Ave Market/Ace Hardware, Shaw’s and Stop & Shop.
Any Patriots fan can also drop them off at the gates at Gillette Stadium for the Nov. 18 home game against the Indianapolis Colts or at the Patriots Pro Shop at the stadium.
The donation will assist low waged families, single parents, struggling seniors, and those disabled and unemployed. WPS said the donation helps approximately 500 families every month.
In 2010, the donations serviced 15,025 individuals and 5,704 families.