Free Food Distribution at Powers Farm in Randolph, MA Is Now a Weekly Event
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Free Food Distribution at Powers Farm in Randolph, MAIs Now a Weekly Event
RANDOLPH, MA, May 14 — Free Fresh Fruits and Produce Distribution takes place every Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at 592 North Main Street, Powers Farm, Randolph, Massachusetts.
The initiative started during the government shutdown when a few concerned Randolph residents reached out to Town Councillor Natacha Clerger to help one family. "I would cook food and bring it over to the kids while the parents were at work," Clerger recalls. "Then it was three families, and then ten. Since I could not afford to feed so many, I approached a few contacts that I have in Boston, and that was the beginning. I had so much produce to donate the first day that I decided to open it to the entire town and anyone who feels the need."
What began as a "pop-up" food distribution opportunity become a bi-monthly offering and, recently, it has become weekly. Now Clerger would like anyone who might benefit to know they can find a combination of free fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, eggs, and more every Thursday afternoon at Powers Farm. The opportunity is available not only to Randolph residents. It is also open to visitors and surrounding towns in close proximity to Randolph.
"We will not turn you away if come to us seeking food," Clerger promises. "But if you are in urgent need of assistance, please don't wait for Thursday. Text me at 857-249-0196, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will find you some goods and someone will deliver them right to your door." That offer is extended to the elderly and the infirm.
Along with the Boston Food Bank, which provides the food, Clerger credits Yahaira Lopez, Allaphia Sackeena Richards-Jean Pierre, and Kethia Nazaire for pioneering the giveaway. Lynn Feingold, Tracey Aponte, and other community members volunteer every week to help with the distribution.
State Representative William J. Driscoll, Jr. donates gas cards to help Clerger fill up her tank. "I use my Full Color Events business van. It's great, because it holds a lot of food -- but, at the same time, it requires a lot of fuel. So my thanks go out to Mr. Driscoll!"
Helping people in need comes naturally for Clerger. Born in Haiti, Clerger proudly served in the U.S. military. Along with serving as an elected town official, Clerger is also an entrepreneur who inspires everyone around her to dream, contribute, and achieve.
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