Peg Carbone and The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce are inviting you to The Taste of Stoughton & Business Expo and to help them "Stuff a Truck" for Stoughton Food Pantries, Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Stoughton High cafeteria.
The truck is owned by Terry Schneider, the executive director of The Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, that is bringing back the Taste of Stoughton & Business Expo.
The need for food supplies has increased as The Boston Food Bank has decreased their allotment to area towns. There also have been more cities and towns establishing food pantries to meet the need. Donations of monetary donations have also diminished.
Local pantries are also wondering what impact the current situation in Washington. D.C. will be as the government shutdown goes on.
"I was watching WCVB Channel 5's Chronicle, a nightly community show, and they had a segment on a campaign that
Stop & Shop Companies started called, "Stuffed a Truck,"whereas donations for The Boston Food Bank,
are collected from supermarket shoppers", said Schneider. "I was so excited by this idea that I contacted my friend, Peg Carbone,to see if she would head up our own to benefit our Town of Stoughton Pantries, "St. Anthony's Free Market" and "The Ilse Marks Food Pantry."
Every Thursday, Carbone picks up donations at homes and businesses. The third anniversary of "Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton" is in December.
"It just seemed to make sense to benefit from the large audience that The Taste of Stoughton will attract," said Peg Carbone, a strong advocate for the food pantries.
For more information about the
Stuff A Truck Campaign, the food pantries, or to make a donation, please contact Peg at
508.889.1385 or email@example.com.