The Redeemer has begun a Pilot Project to provide weekend food for Newton high school and middle school students Deliveries and pickups will take place every Thursday until the end of the school year.
We have provided grocery bags in a black cart outside the Office next to the Centre Street Food Pantry collection bin. The Youth Groups, who also pack the student bags, have stapled a list of the foods in the sizes needed (and where to find them most economically) on each bag. Please feel free to buy one item, several of one item, one of everything on the list (which would fill a bag for about $18) or any combination that appeals to you. This might be a wonderful opportunity for children who are younger than members of the Youth Groups to help shop for the items and talk about what they eat on the weekends.
A huge thank you to all of you who have already supported this effort in so many ways. Your generosity at Easter was a blessing beyond expectation and will cover our initial expenses. Food collection, or cash donations for someone else to shop on your behalf, will continue through June. This is Redeemer’s project and it will take all of us to make it work.
If you have suggestions, comments or questions, please be in touch with the Redeemer office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-566-7679.