HUNGER to HOPE Spring Benefit

Virtual Event for Food n’ Friends
Click any of the underlined links to purchase your virtual event ticket, fund-a-need , or sponsorship via AAIC’s Charityproud registration page. Thank you!

Please help us fight hunger and spread HOPE this spring!

Dear Friends, 

One year ago, a global pandemic turned the world upside down. Life changed for all of us. With record unemployment, lost wages and many having little-to-no savings, the economic and personal impact has been severe. Financial struggles and food insecurity have skyrocketed. In the greater Attleboro area, many working families and single parents told us, “This is the first time I’ve ever needed help in feeding my family.”  

Throughout it all, AAIC continues to alleviate hunger. Our Food n’ Friends Kitchens set up Meals-to-Go sites. Our loyal volunteers show up and show up big. In 2019, Food n’ Friends served 22,000 meals to our neighbors in need. During the pandemic, we served over 50,000 meals: a number that humbles us and yet also makes us feel proud of our work and our mission.

The need in our community continues . . .
We are depending on the big hearts and generosity of our friends and supporters, now more than ever.

THANK YOU for supporting our second Virtual HUNGER to HOPE Spring Benefit. Wherever you are, you can connect (follow/like/share) and support the good, compassionate work of Food n’ Friends.   Facebook   Instagram   LinkedIn   Twitter

Together, we can make a difference!  #spreadhopethisspring


Lisa Piscatelli, Executive Director
Pam Tarallo, Food n’ Friends Program Administrator

Fundraising Committee:
Ellen Healey Sullivan, Chair
Leslie Courtney, Charlie Oliver, Janet Richardi, and Marcia Smith

Participation Options: Welcome to our Virtual Event!

Thank you for being here. Stay for as long as you’d like. Here are the ways to participate and help our food insecure neighbors.

Pull up a “seat at our table.” Just like at our Kitchens and Cafés, all are welcome.

Raise your “paddle” and help us continue serving emergency meals.

Help Food n’ Friends alleviate hunger locally and spread hope this spring.
SILVER $1,000
GOLD $1,500

Sponsors: Thank you!

Kitchen Favorites featuring eight recipes from Food n’ Friends:


Chauvin verdict is the start to more unity

To the editor (The Sun Chronicle):

Derek Chauvin was held accountable for murdering George Floyd. That’s how the system is supposed to work.

We are relieved that the jury rendered a just verdict for an unjust action by the former police officer.

Thanks to a “bouquet of humanity;” police command staff, police officers, firefighters, teenagers, children, activists, protracted protests, elected officials, skilled attorneys, and a preponderance of the evidence, the right outcome was reached. But equal justice under the law shouldn’t take all of that to work.

The Chauvin verdict is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t represent a pattern of justice … yet. We need a system of justice that doesn’t require the involvement of the entire world to assure an outcome.

We celebrate this historic moment and recognize the need for continued work to assure a fair and just system for all.

The horror of George Floyd’s murder is a symptom of the larger horror of systemic racism in America.

As people of faith, we are called to the work of love and justice, including the call to dismantle and bring an end to racial discrimination. All are invited to help build the Beloved Community right here on earth, where all people are truly welcome, all are truly equal, all are truly valued.

Rev. Cheryl Harris, President, GAIN (Greater Attleboro Interfaith Network)
Rev. Robin Woods-Barrant, John Wesley AME Zion Church, North Attleboro
Rev. Gretchen Weis, Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, Attleboro
Rev. Bert Cote, Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative
Dr. Umer Akbar, The Islamic Center of Greater Attleboro
Rev. Carole L. Baker, Central Congregational Church, Attleboro Falls, UCC
Rev. Doug Bixby, Evangelical Covenant Church, Attleboro
Rev. Delphain Demosthenes, Memorial Baptist Church, Seekonk
Rev. Wayne Earl, Second Congregational Church Attleboro
Rev. Dr. John Fisk, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Attleboro
Rev. Jewel Hardmon
Rev. David Hill, retired, Centenary United Methodist Church, Attleboro
Rev. John Keogh, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Attleboro
Rev. Dr. Ruth E. Shaver, Interim Pastor and Teacher, The Congregational Church of Mansfield, UCC
Bishop William E Stout Jr., Living Word of Life Ministries, Attleboro
Rev. Kelly Thibeault, First Congregational Church, UCC (Oldtown), North Attleboro
Rev. Chris Wall, Evangelical Covenant Church, Attleboro
Rabbi Alex Weissman, Congregation Agudas Achim, Attleboro
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro

Resource Junction

Resource Junction is a program of the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative that provides crucial services to support a wide range of human needs, including emergency cash assistance.

COVID-19 | GET HELP: Basic Needs and Housing

Supporting neighbors in need, the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative coordinates resources and services through community partnerships.

Resource Junction – Emergency Cash Assistance