© 2010 People First Food Pantry
6th Annual Italian Dinner
Our 6th Annual Italian Dinner is next Saturday,
September 19th! Don't miss this opportunity to share
a delicious dinner with your friends and family, while
helping to raise the necessary funds we need to help
support local families. Dinner will be from 5-7 pm.
The meal will consist of lasagna, pasta, meatballs,
sauce, salad, rolls and dessert. We will also have our
incredible raffle table that has items from such
generous donors like Imperial Cars of Mendon,
Blackstone Valley Needle Arts, Ribbons, and much
more! This year we will also have a silent auction
with 3 very unique items! Dennis Smith, local
photographer has donated an award winning framed
photograph, The Boston Red Sox has donated a
Ryan Hanigan autographed baseball and the Patriots
have donated a Jerod Mayo autographed football!
This fundraiser is our largest one of the year! It will
assist our mission of providing food and other
necessities to the families we serve. In this country
NOONE should go hungry or live with food insecurity!
By supporting this event, you are partnering with us to
say NO MORE! No more letting our neighbors
struggle. No more letting children go to school
hungry! No more letting seniors go without! Not in our
community! Come to our dinner-show your support!
This event will be held at the VFW Post 1385 in
Uxbridge from 5-7 pm. Tickets are $10/adult and
$8/senior (60+) or child (under 4). Tickets are
available on Tuesday nights at the food pantry from
6:30 - 7:30 pm or by emailing us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your
We are in need of volunteers to bake lasagnas. If
you would like to help with this, please stop by the
pantry on Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 7:30 pm to pick
up a lasagna tin. We are providing the tins to ensure
they fit in the chafing pan.
Volunteers are needed to bake dessert items for our
bake sale table. Please email us to help.
We are also in need of more raffle items and raffle
baskets. If you would like to donate an item for our
raffle table please email us at
We are currently serving an average of 110 families
(300+ people) per month and we need your help!
Annual Bake Sale Raised Money
We would like to thank Kayleigh Kearnan, Heather
Demers, Annie Dubois and Elena Franzosa for
sponsoring their annual bake sale on the town
common to raise money for the food pantry! Through
their efforts they raised $1001.00 and collected 52
pounds of food!. Raising $1001 at a bake sale is such
a tremendous success!!! Thank you to all those who
baked items and to those who supported this event!
We would like to thank 10 year old Loretta Tarnuzzer
of Uxbridge for her generous donations! Loretta
recently celebrated her birthday and had asked her
guests to bring a donation for the food pantry in lieu
of gifts. She also spent her birthday money on more
donations! Such a thoughtful child! Thank you Loretta
for thinking of others and supporting those in need!
We hope you had a fabulous birthday!!!
Girl Scout Cookie Collection
We would like to thank Uxbridge Brownie Troop #
62425 for their recent collection of girl scout cookies!
This troop worked tirelessly to provide our families
with these delicious treats!
Girl Scout Food Collection
We would like to thank Uxbridge Troop 30939 for their
recent collection of food! This troop collected food
during the month of April for their community service
project. It is through efforts such as theirs that we can
continue our mission of providing for poor! Thank you
Uxbridge Baptist Vacation Bible School
We would like to thank the North Uxbridge Baptist
Vacation Bible School students for their recent
donation of $750 and 278 pounds of food! The
students spent their week on a "trek up Mount
Kilimanjaro." Each day the boys and girls competed to
bring in the most food and change. At the end of the
week the boys and girls tied for food collected but the
boys won overall for change collected. Such a fun way
to help those in need! Great job kids!
Lenze Americas Donation
We would like to thank Lenze Americas for sponsoring
their recent summer food drive! Through their
tremendous efforts they collected 438 pounds of food!
Thank you Lenze Americas for your constant
dedication and support of our neighbors in
People First Food Pantry
PO Box 506 / 19 Douglas Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Tuesdays at the Pantry
The Pantry will now be open on Tuesday 5:00-6:00
for clients. Donations on Tuesdays can be made from
6:30-7:30 PM. For more information on hours click
Our own Deb Blackburn, People
First Food Pantry’s President of
our Board of Directors and Jean
McMurray, Director of Worcester
Food Bank both received the an
award for their tireless efforts to
help those in need. This award
was given by the Blackstone
Valley Heritage Homecoming
committee. We are so proud of
Deb and Jean! Pictured left to
right: Jean McMurray, Joanne
Moore and Deb Blackburn
We would like to thank
Collaborative for their
recent donation of $70.00!
Collaborative sponsors a
community based yoga
class on Sunday mornings
from 7:30-8:30 am at Pout
Pond for a $5 fee. This fee
is then donated to a local
organization doing good
work in our community and
they have chosen us!
Thank you to all
members!! For more
information on this class
visit their facebook page by
searching Sunshine Yoga