As we listened to news reports of the longest government shutdown in history and federal workers approaching a second missed paycheck, we explored ways to help. The Acton Food Pantry had not seen an uptick in need but Open Table in Maynard reached out to Hanscom Air Force Base where the Coast Guard and civilian workers were directly affected and provided a special “shopping” day for government workers.
We held a food drive to support their efforts spanning the first two weekends in February and, true to form, Good Shepherd came through with 33 bags of groceries!
Thank you everyone for your generosity! The folks at Open Table were so grateful.