First Church in Ludlow hosts food collection drive for families in need

Hampden County

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – An example of community members coming together during these difficult times was on display Saturday in Ludlow.

Neighbors filled up the collection table for a food drive held Saturday at First Church in Ludlow.

It’s been more than twenty years since the church began assisting Indian Orchard’s Community Survival Center feeding families in need. But the on-going coronavirus pandemic has made the center’s mission more difficult.

“With the pandemic going on of course, we have not been able to get the donations we’ve had in the past, so we decided to have a co-drive,” Karen Robison of First Church in Ludlow told 22News. “We’ve had a lot of people coming through so far, people that love to support the survival center from our church, but many people from the community, which is great.”

The donated food will feed families in need in several Springfield neighborhoods along with families in Ludlow, Wilbraham and Hampden.

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