Free food boxes offered at Boys & Girls Club Sept. 18

WESTFIELD – The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield is partnering with the Abbey Group and Farmers to Families Food Box Program to bring free dinner supplies to families.

Chicken, fresh produce, milk and cheese will be available this Friday, Sept. 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the Club.

Boys & Girls Club Advancement Officer Bo Sullivan said the Club was approached by Abbey Group and Farmers to Families to participate at no cost.

“They are donating everything,” Sullivan said.

A refrigerated food truck will be on-site Friday and volunteers from the Club will bring food right to cars while supplies last.

“This is a great opportunity,” Sullivan said. “We are very thankful and want to distribute everything to the community.”

Participants are asked to enter the Club, 28 West Silver St., from the South Broad Street entrance.

The Abbey Group is based in Sheldon, Vermont and brings fresh, local food to schools across New England and upstate New York.

The Farmers to Families Food Box Program is part of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service comes under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Food is purchased and distributed in family-size boxes to food banks, community and faith-based organizations and non-profits serving Americans in need.

Sullivan said there is no eligibility requirement to receive a box.

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