Food pantry celebrates 20 years

Monday, August 15, 2016 5:54PM

The public is invited to a free community cookout on the lawn of the Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm St., on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. This is a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Peterborough Food Pantry.

“This is not a fundraiser — instead it’s a big thank you to our community for supporting the Food Pantry for the past 20 years,” said Christine Mann, Board President. “When our board first developed this idea, we went to Shaw’s and to C&S Wholesale Foods and asked if they would underwrite our event. They didn’t even skip a beat, and offered to provide food and whatever we needed to have a great cookout,” said Mann.

The cookout, rain or shine, will feature the Skip Philbrick Blues Band. Hot dogs and burgers will be cooked by the Peterborough Lions Club. Ice cream, popcorn, and soft drinks will also be served.

Many service organizations are helping to make this a fun event, including the Masons, Kiwanis, The Sunshine Fund, and many Pantry volunteers. No Food Pantry donations will be used to fund this cookout. All are invited to attend.

The Peterborough Food Pantry is a service of the Peterborough Human Services Fund, a non-profit organization helping people since 1996.