List of Local Support links, Volunteer Information, & Miscellaneous Resources
Please email or text Jacky Foster to add opportunities. She is sharing with as many people as she can. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-580-5581.
FOOD SERVICE AND NEEDS
Acton Food Pantry
https://www.actonfoodpantry.org/ Distribute Wednesdays from 10-7 & Thursdays from 9:30-11:30. To donate or volunteer or if you need services, call 978-635-9295.
https://www.opentable.org/covid-19/ - Doing drive-through pantries on Tuesdays from 1-6:30 & Thursdays from 3-6:30PM @ Maynard Municipal Parking lot (Main Street by the Fine Arts Theater). Check the website or call:
Stow Food Pantry
http://stowfoodpantry.com/ Open for pick-ups three time a week. To donate (funds only, no food): Stow Food Pantry, PO Box 437, Stow, MA 01775. To volunteer or for services, email or call: email@example.com, 978-897-4230.
Sudbury Food Pantry
http://sudburyfoodpantry.org/covid-19-response-plan-english/ Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:15. To volunteer (15 needed each time), call Mary Novak: 978-443-8565.
Loaves & Fishes (Devens)
Temporarily closed. Check website for updates: https://loavesfishespantry.org/ If you need services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Make & Deliver Meals to Shelters in Worcester – First Parish Bolton initiative
Need 1: Provide meal assistance to Worcester shelters:
Need 2: Deliver Meals to elderly in Clinton & Lancaster: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044bada928a0ff2-wheat
OTHER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
Bolton Community Fund
https://boltoncommunityfund.org/faqs/ Contact Mary Garcia for updated needs: email@example.com, 978-337-3571.
https://warmheartsofstow.com/ No volunteer opportunities at this time. To donate, see the website. (Catherine Hamill is investigating future opportunities.)
Acton-Boxborough United Way
https://www.abuw.org/index.php/en/ Plenty of volunteer opportunities: See website.
Clear Path for Veterans
https://www.clearpathne.org/ They are providing boxed meals at Devens:
Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts
https://ncmhabitat.org/ Contact Carolyn for volunteer opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 348-2749. No urgent needs at this time, and she will update the club as needed.
https://healinggardensupport.org/ Closed now, but they have a wish list for donations. See the website, and email Kelly as instructed: Kelly@healinggardensupport.org
https://householdgoods.org/ Closed through May 4.
Red Cross Blood Bank
https://www.redcross.org/give-blood Most donation locations and slots were booked out a few weeks, so check back
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Other SERVICE AND DONATION OPPORTUNITIES
Make Masks for Neighbors
Email Ann Marie for instructions and more information: email@example.com.
Support Nurses & Other Medical Staff
Folks are actively collecting snacks and other packaged goodies for nurses and other responders to give them nourishment as they perform their duties. To donate, contact Jacky to arrange pick-up or drop-off: firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-580-5581.
P.S. May 6 is National Nurses Day.
Provide Meals to Front-Line Personnel
Blackbird Café in Acton has connected with Emerson Hospital and local police and fire departments to prepare and deliver meals to them. Currently they make two deliveries per week of sixty meals each to Emerson, and will increase the number based on donations: myblackbirdcafe.com. Click on Meals for Frontline Workers. A box that says “ORDER FOR PICKUP” comes up. Leave the “order now, ready in 15-20 min.” circle filled. (Although confusing, leave it.) Click on that box and you will see a display of choices of how many meals you want to donate. Choose what you want and check out.
Stow Community Chest
Donate to Covid-19 Relief Fund: https://www.stowcommunitychest.org/relief-fund
MA Legal HELP
General information if needed.
Stow Community Chest
Guide to Human Services: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a107a3964b05f28b91f2c62/t/5bedbe514fa51a83f397b77b/1542307441541/scc-guide.pdf
Stow Council on Aging
Executive Director: Alyson Toole: email@example.com
Outreach Coordinator: Martha Shea: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster COA and Community Center
Executive Director: Alexandra Turner: email@example.com
Bolton Council on Aging
Executive Director: Heather Goodsell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach Coordinator: Lisa D’Eon