Thanks to the kind and generous donation of brand new walk-in refrigerator from the City of Boston Credit Union, the Fourth Presbyterian Church will be able to better serve the 660 people who rely on their food pantry and summer meals program!
“We have already seen a dramatic change with our ability to serve breakfast and lunch to more than 100 kids daily in our Summer Meals Programs. No longer do our limited staff have to spend time shopping daily for the kids’ meals because of our small commercial kitchen refrigerator. Now we are able to save time and money buying from a food supplier,” said Christine E.M. Keller,Food Pantry Coordinator.
Before the new refrigerator, the pantry was down to just one functioning household size refrigerator unit, limiting their refrigerated selections to only ½ dozen eggs per household. Now, in addition to a full dozen eggs per household, the pantry will be able to purchase fresh fruits and more vegetables for these individuals in need.
The church has also seen a dramatic change with their ability to serve breakfast and lunch to more than 100 kids daily in the summer meals programs. The limited staff will no longer have to spend time shopping daily for the kids’ meals because of a small refrigerator. Now they’re able to save time and money buying from a food supplier.
“Rev. Burns Stanfield leads an army of remarkable volunteers who bring essential services to the people of South Boston. The Fourth Presbyterian Church is well known for their philanthropic work in South Boston and beyond. They offer recovery programs, children’s theatre, food pantry, after-school programs to and a summer food program which has already provided over 7,000 meals this summer alone and over 128,000 since the program began, to those who need it the most. The City of Boston Credit Union identifies well with the Fourth Presbyterian Church’s mission and considers them a partner in providing services to the greater South Boston community. It is with great pleasure that we offer our assistance in securing a food storage unit and to help in some small way to allow the Fourth Presbyterian Church continue their great work,” said Timothy Smyth, Chairman, City of Boston Credit Union.
Thank you City of Boston Credit Union and Fourth Presbyterian Church for making our neighborhood the special place that it is!
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