On Friday, March 1, we welcomed a few hundred smiling faces to the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy for our 5th annual FOODraiser for Loaves & Fishes, featuring top Boston street performers The Jim Show, Alakazam The Human Knot, and surprise guest Daniel Forlano.
Admission to the event was free with a bag of food for the pantry. Thanks to the many who showed up to have fun and help our neighbors in need, together we raised nearly $2000.00 worth of food — the equivalent of over 900 meals — to help fill in the gap during a critical time of year.
We want to thank you all wholeheartedly, for opening your hearts and helping to support this annual event! We especially thank our sponsors who helped make it happen:
- Ayer Rotary Club
- Body Mind Spirit Eco-chic Day Spa
- Cheryl Steinhoff Photography
- Donelanâ€™s Supermarket and Baileyâ€™s Bar and Grille
- Groton Board of Trade
- Groton Therapeutic Massage
- Groton Veterinary Hospital
- Jane Allen, Realtor
- Lawrence Academy
- Linda Blaschke, DMD
- Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Solas Therapeutic Massage
- Squg, LLC
- The Groton Line
This show of kindness from our friends and neighbors is no surprise to us â€“ we regularly witness such acts in our town (our event was one of three in Groton this month that we know of). We are proud to live and serve in this community, and encourage to continue donating to the pantry, through one of many local food drives or on an individual basis. As Mother Theresa said, â€œIf you canâ€™t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.â€
One-by-one, letâ€™s keep those shelves stocked! Every donation makes a difference.
Drs. Stephen and Pamela Jarboe
300 Main Street