Category Archives: Medfield Food Cupboard

MFC’s letter to Medfield

From Susan Maritan, Medfield Food Cupboard Publicist –

Dear Friends of the Medfield Food Cupboard,

We are starting off the New Year with a big THANK YOU to the Medfield community for its overwhelming support during this most unsettling year. The outpouring of generosity this holiday season will be remembered as the one with the biggest impact in our 29-year history. 

The entire town – individuals, businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, town departments, and community service groups – pitched in with monetary donations, food, and volunteer hours to ensure we remained open and that our shelves, refrigerator, and freezer were filled. Your efforts  continue to make a difference every day in the lives of over 200 residents who rely on us for emergency and supplemental food. 

We served more households and children than ever before, a significant accomplishment given Covid restrictions. Your support provided needed relief to individuals and families facing financial hardships and created a happy holiday for many children, seniors, and parents. Community groups provided presents, stockings, blankets, hand-knitted gloves and hats, pies and breads, Christmas trees, gingerbread house kits, and passes to the Winter Light Show, to those who otherwise may have gone without.

We look forward to working together in 2021 as we continue to operate under the challenges of this pandemic and strive to meet increased demand for our services. Your meaningful gifts of money, food, and time are helping to alleviate food insecurity for our neighbors in need. Gratitude from clients, smiles on children’s faces, dinners on tables, and food in the cupboard for tomorrow’s meals are the best start to a New Year for one and all. Thank you, dear neighbors, for making this possible. 

Susan Gorog and Tracey Rogers
Co-Presidents, Medfield Food Cupboard

MFC is open & ready to help

From the Medfield Food Cupboard –

Medfield Food Cupboard is open and ready to help anyone call 508-359-4958 or email info@medfieldfoodcupboard.com

Hearty soups for MFC come September

From the Medfield Food Cupboard –

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Put a Little Love in Your Shopping Cart this September

Almost six months have passed since Massachusetts began experiencing the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the Medfield Food Cupboard has worked steadfastly  and successfully to continue its mission of providing supplemental and emergency food to all Medfield residents in need.

As we approach the Fall, we are once again in need of several essential shelf-stable food items. “Due to low inventories of these items at the Food Cupboard, we are reaching out to our neighbors for their support through a month-long, targeted food drive starting September 1st,” noted Abby Marble, Director of Food Donations. 

The Food Cupboard’s most needed food items are: hearty soups, rice pilaf, solid white tuna in water, canned fruits in juice, canned or jarred tomato products, macaroni & cheese and grape jelly. “September, coincidently, is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together to fight hunger. With this said, we are asking folks to please consider purchasing these needed food items for our clients. This food drive will help feed our neighbors in need,” continued Marble. “We are so grateful for the community’s ongoing and committed support — our community is truly remarkable.”

The food drive will run the whole months of September. A trailer provided by the Department of Public Works will be parked in front of the Police/Fire Station in which donations can be dropped off. Please do not go inside in the Police Station. “We extend our heartfelt thanks to the DPW and to Police Chief Michelle Guerette for facilitating this drive for us,” added Marble.

For more information on the Food Cupboard, visit their website at medfieldfoodcupboard.com or their Facebook page.

If you are a Medfield resident in need of food, you are encouraged to contact the Medfield Food Cupboard at 508-359-4958 or by email at info@medfieldfoodcupboard.com

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PSB and MFC – food collection & fun this Saturday

Two of Medield’s best, Park Street Books and the Medfield Food Cupboard team up this Saturday  10-4 –

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Come see the Little Blue Truck and Donate Food

Stop by Medfield’s beloved Park Street Books on Saturday, May 23 between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their camera and take a photo with the adorable blue truck as described in the popular children’s book The Little Blue Truck — a story by Alice Schertle about friends helping friends. While stopping by for a fun photo, please consider bringing a bag of food to donate to the Medfield Food Cupboard. Requested kid-friendly food items include: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, crackers, packets of oatmeal and cookies. Donors are encouraged to post their cute photos on Medfield Food Cupboard’s Facebook page. The rain date is set for Sunday, May 24.

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MFC’s food drive

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Six weeks into the quarantine, the Food Cupboard is facing a shortage of several essential shelf stable food items. In light of these shortages, we are reaching out to our Medfield neighbors for their support through a month-long, targeted food drive starting on April 20. Items can be placed in the trailer in front of the Public Safety Building. As always, thank you for your support.♥️

From Susan Maritan –

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MHS Clay Club to Hold Fundraising Event for Food Cupboard

Medfield High School Clay Club, under the guidance of art teachers Sara Higger and Kate Jones, is planning a fundraising event called “Empty Bowls.” The club held their first ever Empty Bowls dinner last year, and it was very well received by the community. Local restaurants and businesses supported the event through soup and bread donations and the MHS Culinary Club provided the desserts.

Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger organized by artisans on a community level, and Ms. Higger and Ms. Jones brought the concept to Medfield in order to raise money and awareness for the Medfield Food Cupboard.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser begins with a clay soup bowl making class at Medfield High School, followed by a glazing session a week later. The event finale takes place on March 19 when participants gather at Blake Middle School to enjoy a simple but delicious meal from their beautiful hand-made bowls.

Participants who are not be able to attend the earlier pottery sessions are encouraged to come to the dinner on the 19th; they can choose a bowl made by the MHS art students. At the end of the meal, all the guests take their bowls home to keep as a reminder of their donation to their Medfield neighbors in need.

Those interested in participating in the Empty Bowls event should go to the Medfield Food Cupboard website – www.medfieldfoodcupboard.com – and click on the Sign-Up Genius to see available dates for classes and dinner. This is a great family-friendly event – children are welcome.

“We are so pleased that Ms. Higger, Ms. Jones, and the Clay Club are once again holding this community-building event on our behalf,” said Food Cupboard Co-President Tracey Rogers.

“We rely completely on financial and food donations to support our mission,” continued Co-President Susan Gorog. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community and its support of this creative fundraiser.”

Postal Food Drive this Saturday, May 11th

From Jacqui Doe –

Please help the

Medfield Food Cupboard

“Stamp Out Hunger” 

SATURDAY, MAY 11th

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Please leave unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food donations in your mailbox (or on the ground next to your mailbox if too big for the mailbox) for postal carriers to collect.

 

DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO MEDFIELD FAMILIES 

Donations MOST NEEDED include: Jam/Jelly; Canned Fruit; Low Sodium Canned Vegetables; Unsweetened Applesauce (6-packs); Low Sodium Black Beans; & Raisins (6-packs)

 

Vote, Donate and Support MFC

From Susan Maritan –

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Vote, Donate and Support the Medfield Food Cupboard

On November 6th, Election Day, while casting your vote for the candidates and initiatives that you support, please consider bringing financial or food donations to the polls in support of the Medfield Food Cupboard.  Especially needed items for the fall and winter months are: rice, tuna, spaghetti, jelly/jam.

The polls will be open at The Center at Medfield from 6 AM until 8 PM, and donations may be dropped off any time during this window. Food Cupboard volunteers will be present throughout the day to collect donations and answer any questions you may have.

Those interested in supporting the Medfield Food Cupboard throughout the year may do so by placing unexpired, unopened, shelf-stable food in the collection bins at Shaw’s, Medfield Public Library, Pfaff Center, Senior Center, the Medfield churches, or monetary donations can be made on line at: medfieldfoodcupboard.com or mailed to: PO Box 172, Medfield, MA 02052.

 

MFC’s 2018 Annual Appeal

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Letter from the Medfield Food Cupboard, courtesy of Susan Maritan –

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Dear Friends, Volunteers and Supporters of the Medfield Food Cupboard,

 

This past week the c communications. In the appeal we ask for the community’s help and support. The Food Cupboard depends on donations of money, food and time to keep our shelves filled and our organization running smoothly. Last year, with the assistance of the community, we were able to provide enough food for our clients to make over 4,000 meals — an accomplishment about which we can all feel proud.

 

Please visit our website to read our annual appeal newsletter or to donate to this important cause: medfieldfoodcupboard.com

 

For your dedication to our shared mission we are most grateful.

The Medfield Food Cupboard Volunteers

Stuff the truck!

This today from Susan Gorog –

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Don’t forget to Vote and Donate on Monday, June 11!  Food donations will be collected in a DPW truck at the voting polls…help us stuff the truck!

Needed items are peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, large bottle of juice and juice boxes.

You can also stuff the truck on Tuesday – Saturday, June 12-16 at the Fire/Police station. THANK YOU!