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In Your Shoes donates to Westborough Food Pantry

In Your Shoes members (l to r) Nancy Wright, Judith Tully and Judy DiOrio present a $625 check to Phil Kittredge, director of the Westborough Food Pantry. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – A check for $625 was recently donated to the Westborough Food Pantry by the members of the local giving circle, In Your Shoes (IYS).

Over the summer IYS ran a “Pass the Torch” program that tied in with the London Summer Olympic Games. The goal of this program was to help restock the Westborough Food Pantry throughout the summer months when donations tend to be low.

Laminated cardboard torches started popping up in yards around town. Recipients were asked to donate to the Westborough Food Pantry and then pass the torch on to a friend or neighbor. IYS organizers said the response from the Westborough community was fabulous.

Not only did the program bring in over 1,500 pounds of food for the pantry, but also $625 in cash donations, the IYS members said.

In Your Shoes noted they were also grateful for the help and enthusiasm of the Westborough Fire Department and the Westborough Public Library, which served as drop-off locations for the food.

According to the pantry's Director Phil Kittredge the pantry serves over 114 families in total, averaging 80 per week.

In Your Shoes invites the public to the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:45 p.m. for a fun Bunco tournament. That evening you can also learn more about IYS, how it helps Westborough residents in need and how you can help as well.

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