The students at Norwood Adult ESOL Program have been collecting food donations for the Norwood Food Pantry for a month and today they delivered an entire car load of food to needy families. The students represent 26 countries and reside in Norwood, Canton, Dedham, and Walpole to attend English classes. The Food Drive is just one of the many ways these local immigrants give back to the community that they cherish so greatly. In the past, they have organized a book drive, Toys for Tots, and Coats for Kids programs. Ruth Taeger, the director at the Norwood Food Pantry is always happy to have the students at Norwood Adult ESOL on board with the American way of giving. Last year, the ESL program fed over 250 families.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry is always accepting donations.
February is National Canned Food Month and the Norwood Food Bank needs donations of canned food year round to meet the needs of many hungry children and adults in the area. "The Norwood Food Pantry has been very fortunate to receive continuous donations from individuals, organizations, businesses and churches in Norwood and Westwood," Ruth Taeger, Executive Director of the Norwood Food Pantry said. "However, there are certain canned goods that do not come in as plentifully as others. During the month of February named Canned Foods Month, it would be wonderful to receive the much needed following items: spam, 3/4 lb. canned hams, canned pineapple, baked beans, and canned pasta. The Norwood Food Pantry and its clients greatly appreciate the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Staff from QRGA volunteers weekly at the food pantry, participated in a recent walk to raise funds for the pantry and their office on Route One in Norwood is now a drop-off center for donations to the Pantry.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Norwood Light Broadband (NLB) is helping the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood raise funds to help residents this holiday season.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Norwood Food Pantry will be one of the local organizations benefiting from this year's Celebrate Volunteerism Food Drive at Patriot Place.
Volunteers at the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood will be rooting extra hard for the New England Patriots this coming Sunday, Nov. 18. Not just for a victory over the Indianapolis Colts – but for a big turnout of generous fans, who’ll come to Gillette Stadium toting cans, bags and boxes of non-perishable food to donate to the Patriots Celebrate Volunteerism Food Drive. “We’ve been notified by the Patriots that the Norwood Food Pantry will be one of the local hunger-fighting organizations that will benefit from this year’s drive,” says Ruth Taeger, Executive Director. “And we’re absolutely thrilled to receive this kind of wonderful help and support from our favorite team.” The food drive is part of the New England Patriots …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today in Norwood: Self-Publishing Workshop, Luminaries Available for Purchase
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Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Norwood resident, columnist and author Debbie Spingarn will be at the Morrill Library tonight at 7 p.m. to talk about self-publishing, answer questions and provide handouts. She will address topics such as the advantages of self-publishing and where you can learn more about it, including her recent personal experience. Ms. Spingarn is the author of "Another Spin: Columns by a Newspaper Writer," which was published independently by Xlibris Press. Autographed copies of her book will be available for purchase. To sign up …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Norwood Food Pantry would like to thank the residents of Norwood and Westwood who participated in the annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive.
To the Residents of Norwood and Westwood, Once again, many thanks for the food donations from the residents of Norwood and Westwood who have come through in support of the Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive for the benefit of the Norwood and Westwood Food Pantries. A big vote of thanks goes to the Letter Carriers of Local 742 who picked up 15,250 lbs of food on May 12 as they made their mail deliveries. Thanks to over 50 volunteers who helped sort and move the food. This food will go a long way towards getting us through the summer when donations are generally down. Norwood alone is assisting over 300 families at present. With our thanks, Bill Discepolo and Ruth Taeger Co-chairs
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Norwood Rocks III will be held at the Elks Friday night to benefit the Norwood Food Pantry.
Three local bands will join forces Friday night for the third Norwood Rocks benefit concert, with all proceeds going to the Norwood Food Pantry. The Full-Time Dreamers, Cousin Johnny and Death by Fame - all bands with Norwood roots - will play at the event, which is being held at the Norwood Elks starting at 7:00 p.m. Cost of entry is $5, and guests are also being asked to bring a canned good donation for the food pantry. "It's a perfect time to do it," said Kate Kenney, singer for The Full-Time Dreamers, noting that the food pantry is low on donations after the generosity engendered by the holidays. "They're really down in the spring time," she said. Henry Santoro of WFNX radio will be hosting the concert, which according to Kenney will …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Submitted for the Norwood Food Pantry by Jean Hall.
On May 6, Project Bread will host its annual Walk for Hunger. And the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood is currently organizing a team to participate in this event, which is dedicated to helping the one out of 10 Massachusetts families who are struggling to put food on the table. You can help by calling Team Captain Nick Campagna at 781-762-6866 - or logging on to www.projectbread.org/goto/NorwoodFoodPantry - and signing up to be part of this local team (monetary donations can also be made at this web address). The 20-mile walk begins and ends at the Boston Common. Starting between 7 and 9 a.m., it will wind its way through Boston, Brookline, Newton, Watertown, and Cambridge with entertainment, water, free snacks, first aid, and …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood has partnered with Pierce’s Pantry to help find a solution for those in need with this specific dietary restriction.
You know all those gluten-free foods you see popping up on your local supermarket shelves? You may have thought they were part of some new fad diet. But for about 34,500 people in the greater Boston area – and about 215 right here in Norwood – they’re an absolute necessity. That’s because a gluten-free diet is the only effective treatment for celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that damages the small intestine, interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food – and can cause a host of serious complications, ranging from stunted growth in children to osteoporosis, liver disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, gluten-free foods are extremely expensive. All the gluten protein found in wheat, barley, and rye has to be removed, and …