"EMPOWERING VOLUNTEERS TO FEED HOMEBOUND SENIORS ON WEEKENDS AND 3 DAY HOLIDAY WEEKENDS"

Homebound Elderly Weekend Meals Program Participants:


 

North Adams:   North Adams Catholic Community (St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish - St. Anthony's Kitchen)  - All Saints Episcopal Kitchen  and Congregation Beth Israel.

Williamstown:  Williams College Chaplains' Inter-Faith Group, St. Patrick/St. Raphael, St. John's Episcopal and First Congregational Church

Adams/Cheshire:  Catholic Community of Adams (John Paul The Great Parish) - St. Mary of The Assumption

Pittsfield: Pittsfield Catholic Community (Sharing Our Roots Kitchen, Our Lady's Kitchen*, St. Mark's Kitchen) *prepares meals utilizing Sacred Heart Kitchen


Chicopee: The Basilica of St. Stanislaus - Bishop & Martyr  - St. Rose deLima (The Heartfelt Kitchen)

Greenfield: Blessed Sacrament (Bread of Life Kitchen), Second Congregational Church of Greenfield and St. James Episcopal Church - Greenfield and The Knights of Columbus - Greenfield - and Holy Trinity Church - Greenfield

Ludlow: Our Lady of Fatima Parish and St. Elizabeth Parish 

Hadley/N. Hadley:  Most Holy Redeemer Parish and First Congregational Church of Hadley/UCC N. Hadley

S. Hadley/Granby:  Immaculate Heart of Mary - Granby ("Warm Meals - Warm Hearts"),St. Theresa of Lisieux ("People feeding People"),  St. Patrick's Church and "Food For Friends" ( comprised of The Center Congregational Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, The Church of Christ Congregational (Granby) and United Methodist Church) 


Holyoke: Blessed Sacrament Parish and Our Lady of the Cross Parish

Easthampton - Southampton - Westhampton:  Our Lady of the Valley Parish (1st Saturday of the month and 3rd Saturday of the month)

Westfield:  St. Mary's Parish (2nd Sunday of each month) and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (4th Sunday of each Month)

Agawam/Feeding Hills:  St. John the Evangelist - Agawam (1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month)

Belchertown:  St. Francis of Assisi (2nd Sunday of the month and 4th Sunday of the month)

 
 
Springfield: St. Michael's Cathedral (3rd Saturday of each month), Mary, Mother of Hope (last Saturday of each month) and Holy Cross (4th Sunday of each month)

 

 

 



Over 3,000 homebound elderly are currently served by this program.  Since its inception in 2003, through the efforts of the 3,000+ volunteers currently part of this program,  in excess of  465,000 meals have been provided through  2016... over 46,000 of those meals were provided in 2016 alone.  The initial annual estimate for 2017 is to maintain the meals provided during 2016 and a continued increase in clients served and volunteer participation in Berkshire County,  Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties (The Pioneer Valley).  Take and Eat's focus going forward will be to continue expansion in the Springfield, MA senior community.


St. Stanislaus Meals Ministry - Chicopee, MA
"Food for Friends" - S. Hadley/Granby Meals Ministry - Chef Steve and Kitchen Helpers
Chef Christine and assistant Anthony - preparing First Congregational - Hadley/UCC N. Hadley Meals
Food For Friends - Happy Dishwashers
St. Patrick's - S. Hadley Kitchen Volunteers Preparing the Sunday Meal
St. Patrick's - S. Hadley - Youth Cardmaker
Chef Dave and members of the Packaging Team Filling Containers for pick up by the Driver Volunteers of St. Patrick's - S. Hadley
Sharing Our Roots - Pittsfield Catholic Community - Packagers along with Msgr. Michael
Sharing Our Roots - Chef and Assistant preparing a delicious Meatloaf Meal
Sharing Our Roots Drivers arriving to carryout over 100 hot, nutritious meals to the Pittsfield Community

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