Thank you to everyone who supports Our Place Drop-In Center
Thank you to everyone who has helped support Our Place in 2011, your contributions have helped our neighbors who are struggling to pay their housing, heat and medical expenses while putting enough wholesome food on their tables. Your help improves the wellbeing of more than 570 adults and children living in our area, who receive free groceries from Our Place each month. We also deliver groceries to some 50 of our neighbors with limited mobility, who live in Bellows Falls, Cambridgeport, Saxtons River, Westminster, Rockingham, North Walpole and the surrounding areas.
Our Place employees cooked and served 423 breakfasts and 708 lunches in our dining room last month to our guests. Our chef, Matt Gowell, is very resourceful in making delicious, healthy meals from the donated food that we have on hand in our pantry; for example lunch may be a nutritious minestrone soup or lemon chicken with Italian vegetables and pasta. The lunch we serve at Our Place always includes a fresh vegetable, salad and fruit. We are able to serve these high quality, nutritious meals thanks to the continued support from caring donors like you. In November, we were able to offer turkeys for many families to cook at home and there were more than 75 guests with us for a Thanksgiving meal on November 22 and 81 people enjoyed our Christmas holiday luncheon that included ham, turkey, scalloped potatoes and Matt’s famous vegetable lasagna.
The board, staff and guests of Our Place are very thankful for all of the support we receive from members of our local churches, businesses and the many individuals in our community who provide ongoing support for the work we do every day. Your generosity makes it all possible—thank you.