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Hill: Weekend Food Drive was 'Overwhelming Success'

State Rep. Brad Hill writes to say that the North Shore Food Drive he organized during the past weekend was a success, exceeding the goal of 50 boxes by collecting 130 boxes of food.

State Rep. Bradford R. Hill (R-Ipswich), the Minority Whip, said that the North Shore Food Drive that he recently sponsored was an overwhelming success. Over a period of two days Hill and many volunteers collected non perishable items. The event took place at the Market Basket in Rowley for the benefit of local area food banks, which are in constant need of donations for those who are not able to take their next meal for granted.

“It was my goal to fill 50 boxes of food to donate to area food banks,” Hill said. “With the help of volunteers from the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Interact club, Ice Hawks Hockey Club, North Shore 104.9, First National Bank of Ipswich, Manchester Athletic Club, family, friends and the Demoulas Market Basket we were able to fill and donate close to 130 boxes. I would like to thank all of the volunteers for their time and hard work.”

The donations were given to three area food pantries. The Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton, which has served the North Shore community for close to 21 years, the Ipswich Community Food Pantry, which serves the communities of Hamilton, Ipswich, Gloucester, Topsfield, Rowley, Ipswich and Wenham and the Open Door Food Pantry in Gloucester. 

“I would also like show my sincere gratitude to Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director for the Open Door Food Pantry, for her guidance and use of their box truck,” Hill said.

For more information on the North Shore Community Food Drive sponsored by State Representative Brad Hill, contact his office at 617-722-2100. To learn more about the Ipswich Community Food Pantry please visit its website, for more information about the Open Door Food Pantry please visit its website and for more information about the Acord Food Pantry please visit its website.

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