OCTOBER
2021


Food Pantry
Newsletter
 
 
COAT SALE & NEW THRIFT STORE HOURS
Prepare for the cooler weather with a new warm coat, sweater or accessory!  Our fabulously popular Coat Sale is almost here.  Find reasonably priced jackets and sweaters under the tent.

October 18th - October 30th
Under the Council Tent

Monday & Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm

The thrift shop is now open at even more convenient times!  Come see the ever changing inventory at reasonable prices.   

New Hours
Monday and Friday:   10am - 4pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am  - 2pm

Thrift Shop will be closed
Monday, October 11th for Indigenous Peoples' Day

 
TABLET AND TUTORS NEWS
Tablet & Tutors will continue to visit the Community Rooms at Linden/Chambers St. and Seabeds Way twice a month.  To see the schedule for your neighborhood, please go to our website, Tablets and Tutors

We will also be at the Center at the Heights every week on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Please reach out to the Center at the Heights to sign up in advance at 

(781) 855-3629.
 
Thanks to a generous donation from Needham Bank, we have a limited number of Chromebooks.  To be eligible for a Tablets & Tutors Chromebook gift, you must be a food pantry customer, 18 years old or older, and can demonstrate a need for the technology for work and/or educational purposes.  To apply for a Chromebook, please click on this link:  Chromebook Application or call Tablets & Tutors at 781-444-2415, ext. 2120.

 
SHARE YOUR STORY?
Much of the food you receive every month comes directly from the Greater Boston Food Bank.  We could not do what we do without their help.   We have an opportunity to share with them all the good things we are able to do for you, please consider sharing your story!

The Greater Boston Food Bank is looking for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to speak with them about their experience utilizing the Needham Community Council’s food pantry program. The online interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 12th, Wednesday, Oct 13th, or Thursday, Oct 14
th.  If you are interested, please send Sandra Robinson an e-mail at srobinson@needhamcouncil.org or give the office a call at 781-444-2415.
 
ELL GET TOGETHERS
Come socialize and learn English!

Do you want to study English?  

Хотите изучать англиский?  
Quieres estudiar inglés?  
你想学英语吗?  
Ou vle etidye angle?


Short Story Class via Zoom
Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Begins September 30th
Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
Please pre-register

Would you like to improve your English by reading short stories and discussing them with an experienced teacher (Rick Perras) in a small, friendly class?  This is the class for you!   Great reading, writing, pronunciation and listening practice!
To sign up and pick up your free book, email jtovar@needhamcouncil.org  or call 781-444-2415.
Note: Class may move to in-person at the Council, 570 Hillside Ave, Needham, when possible.


Walk and Talk for English Language Learners
10am
 
October and October 21 
Needham Reservoir Trail

Practice English while you get exercise and fresh air. All levels are welcome! This activity is for adults, but you are welcome to bring children along. 
We will walk for 40-60 minutes and return to our starting point.  Meet at Accessible Reservoir Trail, 500 Dedham Ave, Needham 

 
Find Your Funds
The IRS has been issuing expanded Child Tax Credit payments to families.  Know how to get your tax credit payments and other funds that he government is making available.    Information can be found at Findyourfunds.org   - many languages available. 
Find Your Funds Today
 
FOOD PANTRY Sign Up & Delivery CHANGES
We have two changes to the process of picking up and delivering of food from the food pantry.  As the need for food has continued to increase, we need to make these changes so we may better serve you! 

Please plan your next visit accordingly, NO EXCEPTIONS. 



Signups for Monday pick ups will close promptly at 2 pm on Friday

Signup for Wednesday pick ups will close promptly at 2 pm on Tuesday.

NO EXCEPTIONS
Please plan accordingly

To our households who are having their food orders delivered:

  • We are only able to deliver food to households who have NO other means to pick up food.  
  • Masks must be worn when your food is delivered.
  • If you are not home or do not pick up the phone at  your scheduled delivery day YOUR FOOD WILL NOT BE LEFT for you.
SIGN UP FOR YOUR NEXT FOOD PANTRY VISIT
We will be closed on Monday, October 11th
 in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day


CLICK HERE


to Sign up for your next regular food pickup appointment

 
Root Vegetables Shine in October!
 

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Needham Community Council
570 Hillside Avenue, Needham, MA 
781-444-2415

office@needhamcouncil.org
www.needhamcouncil.org

Sandra Robinson, Executive Director
srobinson@needhamcouncil.org

Katerina Posadskova, Food Pantry Manager
yposadskova@needhamcouncil.org

Sue Biasizzo, Food Pantry Communications Manager
foodpantry@needhamcouncil.org




 

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