Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc.
Meeting the needs of
individuals & families
health & well-being
of our communities
Educating & advocating
about the issues of
hunger in our communities
News and Upcoming Events (click on links for more details)
Many thanks to the organizations that help us with our mission.
Food Bank of Western Mass
Pioneer Valley United Way
Bag the Community
Big Y Supermarkets
Cumberland Farms Stores
At a time of year when assistance is more critical than ever, PeoplesBank has graciously agreed to receive donations at their 494 Newton Street, South Hadley office. Their hours are Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 8:45AM - 4:00PM; Thur: 8:45 AM - 6:00PM; and Sat: 8:45 AM - 1:00PM. Please leave your name and address with your donation so we can mail you a receipt. Neighbors Helping Neighbors thanks PeoplesBank for making donating more convenient.
Our thanks to Dr. Bajwa and Dr. Kareem, who presented checks from Muslim families in South Hadley totaling $1200!
Many thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who came out in the cold to make Bag the Community on MLK Day another huge success for our pantry. And thanks to all who donated food and money to our pantry.
On September 16, South Hadley's Center Church Youth Group spent the afternoon washing cars to raise funds for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry. The group raised nearly $300 which translates to 3,000 pounds of food for the pantry. The youth were happy to learn that for every dollar donated, the Pantry is able to purchase 10lb of food from the Food Bank.
John Scibak's annual barbecue was held on August 24. Since Jon is retiring from the MA House of Representatives
this year he was not asking for campaign contributions. Instead, he asked that food or monetary donations be made in behalf of Neighbors Helping Neighbors. On August 25, John showed up at the pantry with 89 pounds of food and $790 in contributions. Many thanks for all that John has done for our pantry and our community.
The members of the South Hadley Women's Club have decided to disband the club after many years of camaraderie and community service. As a final act, they have designated Neighbors Helping Neighbors as the beneficiary of the remaining funds in their club account. On August 8, club member (and pantry volunteer) Kay Washburn presented pantry manager Mary Lou Guarnera with a check for $3000. The presentation was met with a loud round of applause from all of our Wednesday volunteers. Read the Gazette article here.