NOVEMBER
2021


Food Pantry
Newsletter
 
HOLIDAY PLANNING
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Planning is underway for both Thanksgiving and Holiday Gift Giving

THANKSGIVING
Please choose from one of the two options for Thanksgiving food support:
  • For families of three people or less you have the option to reserve a fully cooked meal delivered to your home on Wednesday 11/24 - call the office at 781-444-2415 or email office@needhamcouncil.org to reserve your meal/s.

    OR

  • Pick up food on Monday 11/22 or Tuesday 11/23 to cook your meal at home - Sign up below or call our office to reserve a pick up time. 
This will be a no-contact pickup with no custom orders.  Each box will be is sized for your household and contain everything you need for a Thanksgiving meal except the turkey.   There will NOT be a turkey in the box. There will be a gift certificate to Stop & Shop that you may use to buy a turkey or any other food you may need to complete your dinner. 

 

THANKSGIVING PIES
NEW THIS YEAR: we will offer one free homemade pie to every Food Pantry household.  Similar to the restaurant program, we will send you a gift certificate  for one (1) pie from Hazel's Bakery.

YOU MUST PRE-ORDER YOUR PIE
BEFORE WEDNESDAY, November 17th
Call Hazels at 781-444-4843 to order.


Please pick up your pie on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov 22,23, or 24)between 7 am and 2 pm.  One (1) pie per household.  Please show the certificate when you pick up the pie. 

Note:  If you would like to use the gift certificate before Thanksgiving, you are welcome to do so.  The certificate expires on December 1st.  

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING

We heard you - the overwhelming response from last year's Holiday Gift program was that you loved it!  We will be distributing gift certificates to local businesses for all members in your family that we have on your account You will then be able to shop at the the local businesses to select presents of your choice.   No matter how you celebrate, our goal is to bring a smile to all our families!


 
To Participate in either program you MUST be SIGNED UP

There are two tabs on the Sign up, one for each program.
SIGN UP NOW
 
Thrift Store Sales


No supply issues for us! 

Great gifts available now at the Council Thrift

Holiday Boutique

Council thrift will be transformed for the Holidays to get us all in the spirit!
Beginning November 4th come shop Holiday décor and gifts.
Black Friday Weekend Special

Friday, November 25th  10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, November 26th  10 am - 2 pm
20% off your whole purchase

One free Council recipe book gift
with purchase of $25 or more
(a great gift for anyone!)
 
Nursing and Medical Tuition Scholarships Available
The Metrowest Health Foundation provides scholarships to student who live in the MetroWest area and are enrolled or plan to enroll in the nursing, medical or clinical program.  Learn more and apply before November 30th for the academic term beginning in January
Learn More Here
 
HELP OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORT YOU
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment to understand the unmet health needs in the community. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to tell us more about your experiences living in your community. For every 200 completed surveys, one name will be drawn to receive a $100 virtual Visa gift card. Complete the survey online: jsi.com/BILHsurvey2021.
 
TABLETS & TUTORS NEWS
A huge thank you to our volunteers, Jean Martin and Nancy Wilson who conducted our program assessment survey and to all the tablet participants who shared their responses.  Based on this valuable feedback we can respond to our grantors and fine tune our program.  From the data we collected it was clear that most people would like one-on-one training so we have added 2 wonderful new tutors, Nancy Wilson and Neal Buchalter,  to our team.  Nancy and Neal have been trained on our tablet customization and training process and are already setting up appointments. 
  
If you or someone you know is interested in either getting a new Fire 10 Tablet or is interested in a tablet tutoring session, please contact Stacey Fallon at 781-444-2415, ext. 2120. 

Training Opportunities
One on One:  Contact Stacey at 781-444-2415, ext. 2120 or email sfallon@needhamcouncil.org to schedule a tutoring session.
 
Community Room Visit Schedule
Linden/Chambers:  November 2 and 16 at 11 am
Seabeds Way:  November 4 and 18 at 11 am
 
CATH Class Schedule:
Every Tuesday, at 2:00 pm at the Needham Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave., Room 213
 
SIGN UP FOR YOUR NEXT FOOD PANTRY VISIT
We will be closed
Thursday, November 11th for Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 25th for Thanksgiving

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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