Northborough – The Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club recently collected over 100 pounds of food during a Food Drive that was held to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry.
The club was also assisted by the Marion Zeh Elementary School fourth grade class that had a cereal box drive in conjunction with the club’s food collection efforts. Wegmans of Northborough also generously donated a $100 gift card toward the cause.
Food pantries struggle to keep their shelves stocked during the summer. Donations greatly decrease over the summer months, but the need remains the same, if not greater, during this time of year when kids are home from school and not receiving school lunches.
The Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club also maintains a plot at the town Community Garden. Last year over 42 pounds of vegetables were donated to the Northborough Food pantry from the garden. In the spring the club received a Gardening Grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The club hopes to double its vegetable yield this summer and donate the vegetables to a local food pantry in need.
The Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club and sister club, the Northborough Horse and Hound Club, do various community service projects throughout the year. For more information contact Laura Witkowski, the Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club Leader, at [email protected] to get involved.