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©  2010 People First Food Pantry
2nd Annual Wine Tasting a Success

Thank you to everyone who came out and
supported our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting! Thank
you to Alicante Restaurant and Lynch's Riverview
Wine and Spirits!! We raised $1,464.85! We also
received a very generous donation of $1000 from a
family who would like to remain anonymous. Thank
you all for your generosity and support! A special
thank you to People First volunteer, Lori Proehl, for
organizing this event! Hope to see you all next
year! Check out our Facebook page for lots of
great photos of this event!


Hannaford Supports Pantry

We would like to thank Hannaford Supermarket for
their constant support and community action on
behalf of the families we serve! Every year
Hannaford sells "Helping Hands" boxes (filled with
healthy food items) to help support local food
pantries. For $10, Hannaford customers purchase
these boxes, which are then distributed to the
Uxbridge, Mendon, Northbridge and Douglas food
pantries. This year, our local Hannaford won a
corporate contest through the Helping Hands
program and was awarded $1,000. Store manager,
Tony Giunta then donated the $1,000 to our food
pantry!!! Thank you to all those who supported this
Helping Hands program!


Hannaford Supermarket sponsors a volunteer
recognition program called Hannaford Health Hero,
which honors volunteers who make a tremendous
difference in their community. Lori Proehl was
awarded this honor on behalf of our pantry. Lori
has spent the last 10 years helping our mission in
so many important ways, such as serving as Vice
President, Volunteer Scheduling coordinator and
Shift Leader. Lori also works tirelessly during our
Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions
as well as helping to coordinate our first annual
wine tasting held last year. We are truly blessed to
have Lori and all of our 70+ volunteers who
dedicate so much of their time and talents to
serving those in need in our community!

The 2012 Annual
Meeting Minutes are
now available online.
 Past and future
reports can be
found on our
Business Report
page.  
Annual Scouting for Food Drive

We would like to thank all of the Uxbridge Boyscout
and Cubscout troops that helped during their Annual
Scouting for Food drive held last weekend. Through
their efforts they collected 682 pounds of food! Thank
you to all those who donated and who continue to
support our neighbors in need!


Check out Operation Warm to find out how you
can help provide a needy child with a warm
winter coat.
People First Food Pantry
PO Box 506 / 19 Douglas Street
Uxbridge, MA  01569
508-278-5506
thepeoplefirstfoodpantry@msn.com
Welcome
We would like to thank
Uxbridge resident,
Kevin Kearnen for
applying and receiving
this grant award from
his employer Harvard
Pilgrim HealthCare.
Because of Kevin’s
efforts a $500 grant
has been awarded to
our food pantry. This
grant will be used to
purchase food and
other necessary items
for the families we
serve.
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
Additional Service Day

As of January 7, 2014, we will be open to serve our
families on Tuesdays from 4-6 PM.

The time for accepting donations on Tuesdays will
change to 7-8 PM.  
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'd like to thank Susan
Ingham for securing a
mini-grant through her
employer, Harvard Pilgrim
Health Care for $500!!!
Thank you, Susan, for
taking the initiative and
applying and securing this
grant on behalf of the
families we serve! Thank
you Harvard Pilgrim Health
Care!!! We appreciate your
support!!!

Pilates Students Raise Money for Pantry

We would like to thank Kathie Rocha and her Pilate
students for sponsoring their annual student party. They
collected $890, $270 in Hannaford gift cards and lots and
lots of food donations!!! We appreciate your efforts and
thoughtfulness on behalf of the families we serve! Thank
you for your support each and every year!!


Community Garden

We would like to thank all of the hardworking volunteers at
the Uxbridge Community Gardens who worked tirelessly to
plant and harvest People First's garden plot!! Through their
efforts they harvested 1,400 lbs. of vegetables for the
families we serve! A special thank you to Jeremy
Franceschi, Kim Demers, Kris Holt, Brenda Morrissette, and
Mary Beauchamp. Thank you also to all of the gardeners
who donated their own vegetables for our families! This is a
wonderfully compassionate example of volunteers using
their talents to make a difference in the lives of others!
Pioneer Carpet
Donated Time

We would like to thank
Greg Clark, owner of
Pioneer Carpet of
Uxbridge, for donating his
time to install our new floor
at the pantry! It came out
beautiful! On both sides of
our distribution area there
were pretty significant
tripping hazar ds, which
Greg has fixed and made
completely seamless. Yet
another example of people
sharing their talents on
behalf of the food pantry!
Thank you Greg for all of
your hard work these past
three days! We truly
appreciate all of your
efforts!!!