Monday, April 13, 2020

Food pantry and hot meals in Ayer

Ayer/Shirley/Littleton are the best EV-AH! Thank you so much for supporting the hot meals and food pantry at Stone Soup Kitchen Ministries. And we have some great news for you. We received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund which will help us to do even more!

Together, the generous donations from the Ayer, Shirley, and Littleton communities, and this grant will enable us to continue having a hot potluck meal to serve an increasing number of guests each week, and will allow us to purchase specific foods and supplies that we need to make sure our weekly pantry bags are nutritionally balanced and bigger than they used to be. Before, we were merely an emergency food pantry, with enough stock to help someone for 2 to 3 days. Now, we believe that with good management on our part, we will be able to make sure that our guests have much more than that.

Please help us to get the word out to our neighbors who may be struggling, some for the first time ever. We will be "open" on Friday evenings from 5:00 to 5:30 (when we do our grab and go potluck) and on Saturday mornings from 10 to noon (when the drive up pantry is available). The address is Living Water Fellowship, 41 Littleton Road, Ayer MA 01432

We would not be able to do any of this without the loving support of our community, the Ayer Shop n' Save, and New England Grassroots Environment Fund grant. Special thanks this week go out to Emily McClure, Gwen Darden, Jake S, Sonya Tavilla, Joanna West, Mike Velardi, Janet Providakes, Roger Perry, Kathleen Oosterman, Martha Pierce + the Ayer Community School, Susan Dempsey, Seana Hebert + Ty, Michelle Scott, Lauren Metzler, Kristin Logan, Jeremy Silverthorne + Mindi Titus, Shiela Salwa Carman (who made sure we knew about the grant!), and Rebecca Myers.

About Grassroots Fund: The Grassroots Fund is dedicated to co-creating healthy and sustainable communities throughout New England. Grassroots Fund empowers individuals, groups and organizations working across a broad range of environmental and social justice issues. By helping them identify, select and access the specific tools, resources and connections they need to challenge existing systems, groups are able to develop lasting solutions to the complex problems affecting the places they live and the health of the people who live there. Grassroots Fund supports changemakers who face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding. To learn more visit

Living Water Fellowship, 41 Littleton Rd, Ayer MA 01432

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