Westborough – As the Olympic torch lights up the night in London this week, Westborough's own salute to the Olympics can be seen on neighborhood lawns, at the library, Fire Station and, most importantly, on the shelves of the Westborough Food Pantry.
?On June 27??members of “In Your Shoes” (IYS), a “giving circle,” ?began distributing laminated cardboard torches around town. The group asked that torch recipients donate to the Westborough Food Pantry and then pass the torch to a friend or neighbor to continue the chain.
The fundraiser was started by IYS member Nancy Wright, who said she was looking for “a simple, easy way to keep food donations going to the Westborough Food Pantry during the summer months.”
Harry and Ginny Lindsay of the Westborough Food Pantry are extremely grateful.
“The food could not have come at a better time. The number of Westborough families needing help is growing and more children are involved. This food is a tremendous help,” they said.
IYS members have thanked the community for their generosity thus far. The fundraiser will continue until the final day of the London Olympics, Sunday, Aug. ?12. After that date, residents are asked to return all torches to the Westborough Public Library where they will be put on display.