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Supplying the Basics

Federal and state assistance programs do not cover the purchase of personal hygiene, household, and pet care products. Most food banks do not receive federal or state funding for these same items as well. Bestowing the Basics exists to help provide these items to those who need it. 

We work closely with the food bank, making weekly deliveries of food, personal care products, and household items. We assist the food bank by hosting collection drives, planning events, and more. 

The food bank is located at the Athol Community Center and is open every Tuesday, from 9 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 3 PM.

Managed by Charlotte Hooper. 

We deeply appreciate Charlotte and her amazing team of volunteers who embrace our help and the regular contributions we make to help feed and care for our local families. 

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ABC FOOD BANK

30355 N Third Street 

We make weekly deliveries to our food bank in large parts to our partnership with Athol Dollar General, generous individuals and small businesses. Our partnership with DG has helped to avoid waste and feed those in need within our community. 

In 2022, we delivered over $22,000 worth of food and beverages. In the first six months of 2023, we delivered $27,000 worth of food and beverages. 

We will work to calculate the total number of hygiene and household items we have provided as well.  

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Supplying the Basics

The first Tuesday, every other month, from 9:00 to 2:00 pm at the Athol Community Center we distribute personal care, feminine hygiene, household products and more to those in need, free of charge. 

When we learned local food banks do not receive state and federal aid for these particular items, we wanted to do something about it.

You can help us by purchasing these items and dropping them off at one of our collection sites. Or you can host a collection drive.

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