Friday, December 28, 2012
The Peabody Institute Library is running its annual program to benefit Haven from Hunger, starting Jan. 14.
Do have overdue library books? Well, from Jan. 14 - Feb. 15, you can substitute your fine with some food at the Peabody Institute Library. The library is again running its annual "Food for Fines" program, which supports the city's food pantry, Haven from Hunger, at a time when food donations are not as abundant after the holiday season. Donations of canned goods and other non-perishable items will be accepted to clear overdue fines on Peabody-owned library materials. The program will run at all three library branches: the Main Library, the South Branch and the West Branch. All donations benefit Haven from Hunger. For more information call 978-531-0100.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Seniors at Brooksby Village collected boxes of canned goods and other non-perishable food items over the past couple weeks and donated it all to Haven from Hunger in time to help out with the Thanksgiving demand.
Just like they have before every Thankgiving for the past 10 years, seniors at Brooksby Village once loaded up a van from the city's food pantry Friday morning full of canned goods and other non-perishable foods they had been collecting over the past couple weeks. Afterward, the seniors and staff members did their annual "Turkey Trot" around the housing complex campus -- a mile walk with a life size turkey leading the way. “This is an annual event so it’s nice to see everyone turn out year after year to help Haven from Hunger,” says Stefanie Fuller, a fitness specialist at Brooksby. Haven's executive director Alyse Barbash, who was there Friday to personally accept the donation with pantry volunteers, thanked the seniors for their …