Annual Spring Benefit Hunger to Hope

Hunger to Hope dinner event on May 22 at Lake Pearl Wrentham will feature an acoustic band, live auctions and a grand raffle.

In the midst of our busy day-to-day lives, it can be easy to miss – or overlook – the things that are happening right around us. It can be easy to forget that there are individuals and families in our community who lack food and basic resources.

         Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative is hosting a Spring Benefit: Hunger to Hope on Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm at Lake Pearl Wrentham. Tickets are $50 and the public is invited to attend. The event will feature an acoustic quartet, live auctions and a grand raffle. The dinner selection is chicken piccata or vegetarian lasagna. Call 508-222-2933 for details and to RSVP.

         This is an opportunity to learn about food insecurity in eastern Massachusetts and how you can assist our neighbors in need. Additional opportunities are available.

         Grand Raffle tickets are $20, may be purchased in advance, and you do not have to be present to win. Enjoy a stay at the Francis Malbone House, an Historic Five Star Inn in Newport, Rhode Island; a gift card to the Newport Restaurant Group; and a VISA gift card ($750 package value, generously donated by Mansfield Bank).

         AAIC is the leading agency in the region for providing year-round, emergency meals through their Food n’ Friends program. Last year they served over 20,000 hot meals at Daily Kitchens and Family Cafés. For some of the guests, this may be the only opportunity they have to eat on that day. In addition, they served 3,500 bagged lunches in the summertime to children in Attleboro, Norton and North Attleboro.

         “It is important to recognize that assisting our vulnerable neighbors is only possible with the help of a core of 500 volunteers,” says Lisa Piscatelli, executive director of AAIC. “Generous support of area individuals, organizations, houses of worship, and businesses is also vital in these efforts.”

         Donations are welcome and support programming that assists low-income, food insecure individuals. Event sponsor for Hunger to Hope is Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinic. Dinner sponsors are Larson Tool & Stamping Company, Janet & Jim Richardi, and the Sullivan Family. Media sponsor is The Sun Chronicle. Dyer-Lake Funeral Home sponsors the program book.

         “Two Left” Quartet musicians will be Brian Degon, Father Gregory Christakos, Reverend Steven Barrett and David Degon. This event will include dinner, auctions and merriment

Join us for Hunger to Hope!

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On May 22, 2019, Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative will hold our annual Hunger to Hope Benefit.  AAIC, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is excited to be having this celebration of spring and giving at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. The event will include a delicious dinner, auctions and merriment! All proceeds will support our Food n’ Friends Daily Kitchens, Family Cafés and Kids’ Summer Cafés.    

Dinner Choices are Chicken Piccata and Vegetarian Lasagna. A gluten free meal is also available. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Tickets for Hunger to Hope
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Our Grand Raffle this year will be an Adventure and Hotel Stay in Newport, RI. More details to come. Tickets for the Grand raffle are $20 per ticket.   

Grand Raffle Tickets

Participation forms for Businesses and Houses of Worship (HOW) are available below.

Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative introduces new Interfaith Chaplain

Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative introduces Amie McCarthy as new Interfaith Chaplain

Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative is pleased to announce that Amie K. McCarthy will be serving as Interfaith Chaplain through the Collaborative. Additionally, she will be joining the spiritual care team at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, supporting the community of patients and families served by the hospital.

McCarthy recently completed her Master of Divinity at Boston University School of Theology. She is a Member in Discernment and in-care at Second Congregational Church in Attleboro. McCarthy is a certified Christian Educator in the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. Her first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education was fulfilled at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while assigned to Cardiology along with the Burn and Trauma ICU.

Following her graduation from Attleboro High School in 1999, McCarthy attended Keene State College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Lighting and Set Design in 2003. She subsequently worked at Mystic Scenic Studios prior to joining the staff at Second Congregational Church as Director of Christian Education. McCarthy is a Pastoral Intern at First Congregational Church in North Attleboro and can frequently be heard preaching at First Christian Congregational Church in Swansea.

A local resident, McCarthy is already familiar with the Collaborative. Coincidentally, she researched the organization for a church history assignment while in Seminary. Established in 1946, the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative was previously known as the Attleboro Area Council of Churches.

McCarthy looks forward to developing collaborative relationships with clergy while bringing faith communities together.