The Friends of Westborough donates to Food Pantry

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(l to r) Phil Kittredge, co-president Westborough Food Pantry; Judy Wilchynski, chair, The Friends of Westborough, Inc.; and Nancy Mazur, Westborough Food Pantry volunteer. (Photo/submitted)
(l to r) Phil Kittredge, co-president Westborough Food Pantry; Judy Wilchynski, chair, The Friends of Westborough, Inc.; and Nancy Mazur, Westborough Food Pantry volunteer. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., donated $500 to the Westborough Food Pantry. Phil Kittredge, co-president of the Westborough Food Pantry accepted the donation in Roche Brothers gift cards. The donation will be used to supplement needs that arise for the pantry.

Phil and Donna Kittredge are the co-presidents of the food pantry. Phil has been a volunteer for over 14 years and previously was the fire department liaison to the pantry for many years.

Judy Wilchynski, chair of The Friends of Westborough, presented the gift cards to the Westborough Food Pantry. Funding is possible through the community support of The Friends membership fees, community yard sales and the annual Fall Fair.

“It is the mission of The Friends to help all members of the community,” said Wilchynski. “We recently provided over $450 to community members in need for various situations.”

Referrals are provided through outreach agencies in town, Westborough Youth and Family Services and the Board of Directors. The board is comprised of Barbara Barnes, Donna Rene, Lois Anderson, Flo Lirette, Bernice Mandeville, Kathie Wong, Priscilla Federici, Kim Perkins, Charlotte Spinney and Barbara Balliett.

The Friends of Westborough have been of service to the community since 1987.

Informational brochures on the programs and trips planned for 2015 to 2016 are available at the library or by calling 508-870-1895.