The shelves at the Holliston Pantry Shelf are looking rather bare.
According to a press release from the food pantry, the Pantry has seen a decrease in donations of goods, an average 19-percent increase in weekly shoppers, and an increase in the cost of groceries.
Here is how you can help restock the shelves: on Halloween Night, you won't only see trick-or-treaters at your front door; members of the Holliston High School National Honor Society will once again be going door-to-door collecting paper goods and non-perishable food items for the Pantry Shelf.
Teams of students will visit neighborhoods between 5 and 7 p.m. to collect goods. If you won't be home during that time, feel free to leave a bag hanging from your front door to be collected for the Pantry.
The following items are needed to help serve the 160 Holliston families currently getting their weekly groceries from the Pantry.
- Paper towels
- Canned tomatoes--crushed, whole, paste, or sauce
- Canned chicken, tuna, and turkey
- Peanut butter
- Ground coffee
- Snacks, cookies, and crackers
Please consider picking up what you can from the list and have them ready for the students to pick up. Please remember to check expiration dates on items to avoid extra work for Pantry volunteers.
The Pantry is grateful for any donations and for more information about volunteering and other opportunities, visit www.hollistonpantryshelf.org.