JOIN TEAM 'PEOPLE FIRST' AT THE CROP HUNGER WALK  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

The Crop Hunger Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th. If you would like to walk with us and/or donate to the Team: PeopleFirst, please visit the website www.cropwalk.org . Click on ‘Massachusetts’ or enter our zip code to find our walk ‘Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk’ in Whitinsville, MA. Then choose to either Join our Team or Donate/be with us in spirit! I also have pledge cards that I would be happy to provide you with if you are not comfortable donating/signing up on line. 25% of all monies raised by the Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk goes directly to local food pantries in Northbridge, Douglas and People First Food Pantry in Uxbridge! Last year, we received a check for $800! If you are walking with us (and we hope you will!), please give me a call or send me an email to let me know you will be joining us. My phone # 278-9445. My e-mail is pam.o'brien@bcbsma.com . If any of the kids that are walking would like to make signs to hold while walking, please feel free to do so!

If you plan to walk the entire route, we will be meeting at the Trinity Church on Linwood Ave in Whitinsville at 8:45 am for registration. I’ll be holding a People First Food Pantry sign so you won’t miss me! If you have a red shirt or shorts, please plan to wear it to show our team spirit! The walk starts at 9 am and concludes at the Community House/town green in Uxbridge. It is approximately 3 miles long. Some folks have expressed concern about walking the 3 miles and asked if they could join at some point along the route. In the past, there has been a water station across from Helen's Gas station so that might be a logical place for you to join us or you could park at CVS and jump in at that point. There is a free luncheon at the Community House immediately following the walk for all walkers and their families. Each team has been asked to bring 4 dishes to contribute to the luncheon. So far I have 3 dishes coming. If anyone else would like to make something, please let me know. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please forward this to all your family and friends to spread the word.

Remember....food insecurity is a problem for 1 in 6 Americans. We can do something to change that statistic in our town!

Thank you in advance for your support.

Pam O’Brien
508-278-9445