Category Archives: Medfield Food Cupboard

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!

 

MFC needs volunteers 6/11 & 12

From Abby Marble –

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Help Wanted!

 

We can use some volunteers to help us with our Vote and Donate Food Drive:

 

On Monday, June 11, we need volunteers to help collect/organize food donations at The Center on Ice House Road from 6:00AM to 8:00PM.

On Tuesday, June 12, we need volunteers to help unload and sort food donations at the UCC on Main St from 8:30AM to 10:30PM

 

If interested, please sign up by logging onto:

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f48abac2ba75-vote1

 

Thank you!

MFC collecting via postal carriers tomorrow

From Jacqui Doe –

Jacqui Doe Please help the Medfield Food Cupboard "Stamp Out Hunger” SATURDAY, MAY 12th Please leave unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food donations in your mailbox for postal carriers to collect. Donations go directly to Medfield families in need. Donations may include, but are not limited to: Peanut butter; Jelly; Raisins; Juice (large & boxes); Applesauce (6-packs); Canned Fruit (in juice preferred); Cookies; Crackers; Tuna (white preferred); & Spaghetti Thank you

Calendar supports Medfield Food Cupboard

This from Chuck Ferullo re his calendar, half the profits of which support the Medfield Food Cupboard –

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The calendar is now available at the retailers as noted in the attached flyers.  In addition, I’ll be at the Zullo Gallery from 4 to 9 pm today selling, besides the Calendar, a variety of prints, note cards, and framed photos, as well as a small number of coffee mugs, with photos from Medfield and around the world.

 

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Turkey Bowl Food Drive

From the Medfield Food Cupboard, the MHS Cheerleaders and Football Team –

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Turkey Bowl Food Drive

This year’s Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Bowl” football game will be held at Medfield High School. The Medfield Food Cupboard is teaming up with the Warrior football team and Warrior cheerleaders for a food drive at the field.
The Food Cupboard is encouraging the community to support the Warriors and the town by bringing a non-perishable, unexpired and unopened food donation to the annual Medfield vs. Dover Sherborn Turkey Bowl before half time. The game starts at 10 AM. Items most needed include: tuna, peanut butter, non- grape jelly, canned fruit, canned pasta and rice. (If it’s raining, please don’t bring any food packaged in cardboard.)

The Food Cupboard also noted: if residents are traveling at Thanksgiving or unable to make it to the game, they are always welcome to drop food donations in the bins at Shaw’s, the Medfield Public Library, St. Edward’s Church, the Senior Center, the Pfaff Center and the United Church of Christ.

PO food drive

From Jacqui Doe –

The annual “Stamp Out Hunger”

Postal Service Food Drive

benefiting the

Medfield Food Cupboard 

SATURDAY, MAY 13th

Leave unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food donations in mailboxes for postal carriers to collect.

Donations go directly to Medfield families. 

Donations may include, but are not limited to: canned fruit; canned pasta; beef stew; chili; tomato products; peanut butter; jelly; kid friendly cereal; juice (large & juice boxes); and raisins (6 packs). 

Thank you

 

On Saturday, May 13th, the Medfield Food Cupboard is partnering with the letter carriers’ union again for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Postal Food Drive. 

Medfield residents are being asked to leave non-perishable, non-expired food donations in their mailboxes for postal carriers to collect.  All donations will be brought to the Medfield Food Cupboard at the United Church of Christ.

The Postal Drive is the nation’s largest one day food drive.  It is a major source of donations that are needed to stock the shelves of the Medfield Food Cupboard, especially as we approach the summer months when donations tend to decrease.

Donations may include, but are not limited to: canned fruit; canned pasta; beef stew; chili; tomato products; peanut butter; jelly; kid friendly cereal; juice (large or juice boxes); and raisins (6 packs). 

GSA collecting food & youth clothing Saturday 10-12 at UCC

March 4, 2016 Osler Peterson Medfield Town Selectman Medfield Town Hall 459 Main Street Medfield. MA 02052 Dear Selectman Peterson, GIRL SCOUTS It's that time of year again in Medfield! We are honoring an incredible number of Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients - seven! With over 40% of our 12th Grade Scouts being Gold Award Recipients, Medfield Girl Scouts ranks well above the national average of 5% - a very special distinction. In addition to recognizing these remarkable Scouts, seventeen of our 12th Grade Ambassador Scouts will be concluding their thirteen years of Girl Scouting and bridging to Adult Girl Scouts. Of additional note is that 9 of our 17 Ambassador Scouts have also earned various Girl Scout National Leadership Awards. Finally, we are very pleased to be celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting in Medfield. We arc one of the oldest Service Units in the country. Enclosed is a detailed description of each Scout's Gold Award project for your perusal. These seven Girl Scouts join an elite group of young women who are respected throughout the world for their dedication, leadership, and concern for their community. As you can see, we have a lot to commemorate and we hope you can join us Saturday. March 19th at 1:00 PM with a reception directly following the ceremony. This year the ceremony will be held at St. Edward Church at 133 Spring Street in Medfield. We invite you to arrive by 12:30 to be a part of our opening ceremony and walk in with the other dignitaries. I will call your office in the next few days to see if it is possible for you to attend this very special event. Thanking you in advance for your attention to this matter, I remain with kind regards, Sincerely, Medfield Girl Scouts Gold Award Ceremony Committee Chair kcsteeger.a .comcast.net - 617-640-3277 - (c) MAR 1 4 2H6 About the Medfield Girl Scouts 2016 Gold Award Projects The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award available in Girl Scouting and is only earned by Girl Scouts who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to their communities and an outstanding dedication to achievement. In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, Scouts must first complete a series of prerequisites that take anywhere from 18 months to two years to complete. These pre-requisites are designed to give the Girl Scouts experiences in goal setting, leadership, career exploration and community service. Once the prerequisites are completed, each girl submits a plan for her Girl Scout Gold Award project that will require a minimum of 85 hours to complete. Each project needs to combine the skills and passions of the candidate in unique ways so that once completed, her project will leave a lasting mark on the community. Katherine Lyons My project addressed the issue surrounding the lack of knowledge of how poverty affects kids living on Cape Cod. Before beginning my project, even I was unaware of the severe poverty that affects many people living on the Cape and my goal was to make as many people aware of the issue in my hometown and surrounding areas as possible. I hope the awareness raised through my project benefits not only those who are Jiving in poverty, hopefully through increased donations and support, but by raising awareness to the fact that not all poverty is right before our eyes. I was able to put together 30 new backpacks filled with brand new school supplies and a few hundred books with bookmarks made by the kids at the Medfield Afterschool Program that were delivered over the summer and in the fall to Chatham Elementary School. My project also involved organizing the Cradles to Crayons 'Give Back with an Outfit Pack' drive within Medfield Girl Scouts. We were able to create 27 complete packs, 5 partially filled packs, 2 bags of additional items and had a total impact of 37 kids. Emily Piersiak My project addressed the issue of the absence of safe crossing at the end of Baker Pond in Medfield, and the Jack of encouragement for young women in the STEM fields. With the help of Girl Scout Troop 74900 and other members of the community, I constructed a bridge to span the runoff at Baker Pond. The project also included a class I taught at the Medfield Public Library, in which I was able to share my interest and knowledge in structural engineering and bridges. I am very pleased with the outcome of my project, especially the completed bridge and the information I imparted on all of the children who attended my classes. I would like to thank everyone who helped me complete this project, whether it was by donating materials or by physically helping to build it. I appreciate all of the help from my wonderful community, and I hope people enjoy all aspects of my project for years to come. Eliza beth Raine For Gold Award Project, Bats for a Cause, I addressed the decline of the local bat population due to human impact. I specifically designed this project not only to attempt to bolster the bat population for the purpose of offsetting human impact on the bats' local environment, but also to educate the public to the benefits of helping bats. I posted four bat boxes at the Trustees of Reservations as a refuge for migrating bats which would serve as nurseries for their newborn pups. My hope was that a growing bat population could help to regulate the recent overpopulation of mosquitoes, which may transmit harmful viruses to humans, like Triple E. Since the bats would stop the mosquitoes from transmitting those viruses, helping the bat population would ultimately benefit human healthcare. I also decided to educate the public about bats from around the world in order to dispel human fear of bats. I planned and executed presentations to various audiences in the community during Medfield Day, at MAP at Wheelock and Dale Street Schools, free time at Medfield's Council on Aging, and at Stony Brook's Earth Day Celebration. -OverZoe Smith Volunteering is something I value. It is a big pa rt of my life. For tunately, I had a program like Girl Scouts to start me on an early path of volunteerism. However, not everyone has t his type of opportunity. My goal for my Gold Award was to share my passion for volunteering in order to better my community. With this goal in mind, I chose to work with middle school students in my town to offer them diffe re nt opportunities to give back to the community in hopes of insti lling in them a passion to volunteer. I acted as a lia ison, connecting students with local volunteer organizations. Strong relations hips formed quickly. Many students are now volunteering regularly. Last ly, in order to receive their deserved recognition, students will have the chance to earn a President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). The PVSA recognizes citizens for bettering the coun try by volunteering. By working with middle school students, I was able to establish a genuine passion for volunteering which they can continue to pursue throughout their lives. Grace Sowyrda My Gold Award project addressed the issue of the lack of poetry programs and creative outlets in school, particularly in my town of Medfield. Poetry is a positive vehicle for connecting with others through raw emotion. It has universal themes that inspire others in the message that we are not alone in our feelings. I saw a need to provide this type of creative outlet. I addressed this issue by creating an after school poetry program at Blake Middle School to provide a safe and fun place for teens to connect and learn about poetry. I also created a poetry hour program at the library where I read poetry to the children a nd did a creative craft. To connect the town, I led an all age poetry reading at the Medfie ld Public Library and also led a poetry reading at the Senior Center. To support my efforts, I created a poetry website with easy ways for teachers to incorporate poetry into the ir curriculums. With each event, I was amazed to see poetry work its magic in connecting all the pa rticipants. Poetry is a very important part of my life and I am so lucky to have had the privilege to share its beauty and power with so many wonderful people . . Julia Steeger My project, "Co nn ecting Kids Who Have with Kids Who Need': addressed the issue of poverty a nd the many ways poverty affects children. It was the SOth anniversary of the "War on Poverty" launched by President Johnson that gave me the idea. Even with 50 years of effort, 15% of our state's chi ldren continue to live in poverty. I created my Gold Award project to educate kids in Medfield about how poverty affects kids who live in it and what we could do together as a community to help improve t heir circumstances. I wanted kids here in Medfield to know there was something they could do to help kids who live in poverty and that by passing along their gently used clothing, books and toys, they could help kids in need. With the help of the school administration, I was able to have a Cradles to Crayons collection unit placed at the Wheelock School. I also ran several assemblies at the schools to educate kids about the affects of poverty on kids who live in it, and established several town-wide collections: an annual "Stuff the Truck" event for clothing, books and toys as well as a food drive for Medfield Food Cupboard. Olivia Taylor Previously, there had been no prominent tutoring service in Medfield for children in grades K-5. My project was to create a tutoring program that connected high school students with e lementary school students. It is a imed to improve core academic skills, as well as create a bridge between older and younger children. I ran a six-week program at the three elementary schools in Medfield for students in grades K-5, with 15 tutors and 36 participants across the three programs. The objective was to supplement what the kids were learning in class in a way that didn't fee l like school, a nd to help the kids with a new perspective. I also created a website to share my project, with an online sign-up to connect high school a nd elementary school students for one-on-one tuto r ing. In the end, I hope my project provided a new service for the children and their parents, and a leadership opportunity for the high school students.

This Saturday Medfield Girl Scouts is holding its annual Day of Community Service. Scouts will be collecting FOOD DONATIONS for the Medfield Food Cupboard at both Shaws and Brothers Supermarkets.  Scouts will also be collecting gently used YOUTH CLOTHING for Cradles to Crayons (C2C).  Clothing can be dropped off on Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the UCC, 496 Main Street.  Winter clothing items are most needed.  All food and clothing donations will be sorted and given directly to the Food Cupboard and C2C on Saturday!

MFC had a big day

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Postal Food Drive Saturday Successful

The Postal Food Drive was a great success this year and I am happy to report that, once again, we had an excellent turnout of community volunteers and donations.  Not only did many of our neighbors take the time to place food out for their mail deliverers to collect, but volunteers, many who brought along their families, spent most of the beautiful Saturday afternoon sorting and shelving food for the Medfield Food Cupboard.

 

Jacqui Doe