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Volunteers Needed For The Holiday
by Steve Wright

If the holidays were a family:
Christmas might be the father,
Thanksgiving the mother,
New Years the grandpa,
Easter the grandma.

Then we have Labor Day,
Veterans Day, Memorial Day,
4th of July, one for St. Patricks
And many more…

The good news is that we have plenty
of volunteer opportunities for
the entire family of holidays.

Using my silly family metaphor;
we are currently looking for people
to volunteer between grandpa and grandma.

Family Cafe Cook Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with cooking at the Second Congregational Family Cafe on every 2nd Wednesday of the month starting Wednesday Dec. 14.  Time: 2pm – 6:00pm.  

The Family Cafe serves low-income families a hot nutritious meal in a family friendly atmosphere.

if interested please call 508.222.2933 or email foodnfriends1@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunity for Youth Groups

Food n’ Friends is looking for a youth group or school group to help with unloading a truck load of food Sat. Nov. 19  11:00am – 12:30pm. We have a large food donation coming in from the Greater Boston Food Bank Caravan Food Drive.

Food has to be brought up to the second floor and there are some heavy boxes.

If your group is interested or you know of a group, please contact Pam Tarallo at 508-222-2933 or email foodnfriends1@gmail.com.

Thursday Soup Kitchen Volunteers

The Thursday kitchen is looking for volunteers to help.  If you love to be around people and help this is a great opportunity.


  • 18 years or older
  • 1-2 times per month.
  • Approx. 3 hours
  • Cooking for approx. 60 people
  • Work in conjunction with the kitchen coordinator
  • Meal planning can be done by coordinator or cook

Dining Room Servers

  • 10 years or older
  • Help serve meals to guest
  • Approx 1-1 1/2 hours
  • Great for community service hours

If interested please call the office at 508-222-2933 or email to foodnfriends1@gmail.com


The End Childhood Hunger Campaign- Success!!

The Attleboro Area Council of Churches is pleased to announce the closing of the End Childhood Hunger fundraising campaign for the Kids Summer Café with a whopping success of $20,406 raised!

We’d like to acknowledge The Law Office of Kerri Quintal, and Raymond Turcotte of EXIT Realty/Pinnacle for co-sponsoring this campaign and thank them for their generous donations of time, talent, gifts and friendship.


We are deeply grateful to Kerri and Ray and to all the wonderful people who shared so much to make this profound impact on ending hunger in the Greater Attleboro Area.
The Attleboro Area Council of Churches Kids Summer Café program is designed to combat childhood hunger when school is not in session. Summer brings a hunger crisis for many families in our area. To help prevent this, the Kids Summer Café provides free, bagged lunches to all children, three times a week at four local playgrounds.

The funds raised by this campaign will allow us to expand the Kids Summer Café program; adding a new site in North Attleboro in 2017 and will provide meals for an additional 4,081 children!

This program would not be possible without the dedication and support of many hundreds of volunteers and each and every donation. Our sincere thanks to the community for their contributions to help end childhood hunger.

We extend a welcome to people of all backgrounds, all houses of worship, and caring businesses to deepen their commitment to fighting hunger by volunteering in the Attleboro Area Council of Churches Food n’ Friends Kitchens, Family Cafés and Kids Summer Cafés and supporting true change, beginning here in our own community.

For more information please call Attleboro Area Council of Churches at (508) 222-2933 or email aaccoffice@verizon.net

Cook (once monthly) – Thursday Kitchen

Food n Friends Thursday kitchen is looking for a volunteer cook for once a month. If you enjoy cooking for a large group, are creative, enjoy people and can donate about 3-4 hours per month, this is a great opportunity for you. If interested or would like more information please contact Kathy at 508-222-2933