Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Volunteers from Natick High School helped prepare donated food for delivery to families in need.
The Natick Service Council gathered food for weeks at its headquarters before organizing it for delivery to the town's families in need on Tuesday. Students at Natick High School volunteered at the event, preparing bags of food that was donated by area residents. Around 300 families will benefit from this year's efforts. To donate to the Natick Service Council, head to their website.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Whether you want to work with seniors, deliver food, help with a holiday gift drive or support the arts, Natick has plenty of volunteer opportunities you can try.
It's the season of giving and today we're featuring a few places in Natick where you can give back to the community by volunteering. 1. A Place to Turn food pantry is always looking for donated non-perishable foods and toiletries, so if there are cans on your shelf you won't use or there's a sale at the grocery store, consider picking up some things to donate. If you'd like to volunteer at the pantry, call 508-655-8868 to see when they have the most need. 2. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to drive meals to residents who are stuck at home. Drivers can work any days they choose between Monday and Friday from about 10:15 to noon, delivering 20 meals each day. Call 508-647-6540 if you'd like to participate. More information is available on …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A Natick law firm held a food drive to collect items for the Natick Service Council.
When Holly Anderson heard about the Natick Service Council's dire need of food for their pantry earlier this summer, she shared the story with her son Ross. Seeing the town's growing need, the 9-year-old immediately ran upstairs to grab his "charity jar" and went to the store with his mother to exchange the $15 or so for cans of food. Realizing the amount of canned food $15 could buy, Anderson was inspired to gather her coworkers at the Natick law firm Cunningham, Machanic, Cetlin, Johnson, Harney & Tenney LLP., and hold a potluck to collect more items for the NSC. The "bring some to eat, bring some to give" food drive helped collect seven boxes of non-perishable food and other personal care items for Natick residents in need, including 30…