First Congregational Church of Chicopee hosts food drive benefiting local pantries

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The First Congregational Church of Chicopee held a food drive Sunday for those in need.

The church welcomed curbside drop-off of needed supplies like bottled water and non-perishable food items.

Donations will benefit Regina’s Food Pantry and Loaves and Fishes Street Ministry, which provides nutritional aid to those living without homes.

Last week, the church collected food donations from more than 20 people. 22News spoke with Pastor Grimes who said, “It’s coming from the community, not just our church but people who aren’t even in our church.”

He noted, “The one thing of online worship is we’ve reached a lot of people and they’re now bringing back donations.”

Pastor Grimes told 22News that the ministry is growing and so is the need. If you have food items you’d like to drop off, the church is open every day.

If you would like to make a donation appointment you can contact the food pantry at (413)-592-0396.

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