HUNGER to HOPE Spring Benefit

Virtual Event for Food n’ Friends | May 5 – 19, 2021
Click any of the underlined links to purchase your grand raffle ticket, 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, May 5 – 19. 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.

Watch us pull the lucky ticket on May 21, 2021.
Stay tuned to see who wins the HUNGER to HOPE $750 cash prize.

$750 cash prize generously sponsored by Bluestone Bank.

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 $1000
GOLD $1,500

Sponsors: Thank you!

Annual Meeting

Save-The-Date: Thanks for your interest, additional details will be posted soon.

25th Anniversary Tuesday Kitchen

Let’s Celebrate with First Baptist Church of Mansfield. They have been operating a Tuesday Kitchen for 25 years (1994-2019). We will recognize FBC for hosting and the seven other Houses of Worship that kindly assist. We will recognize the many volunteers that plan, prepare, and serve the meal. We will also recognize the three dedicated site coordinators through the years. You are all amazing. On behalf of our guests, thank you!

2019 Annual Appeal

#TogetherWeServe FUNDRAISER

Every donation assists us in delivering sufficient nutritional aid locally, to those struggling with hunger. Your support is truly meaningful. 

Food n’ Friends serves over 24,000 emergency meals in Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, and Seekonk.

Do you know what it feels like to be hungry? When you have missed a few meals or perhaps not eaten in days, there is a deep-down pain and panic that goes along with knowing there is not enough money to buy food.

Nine percent of households in Massachusetts face food insecurity. One in seven children in Bristol County do not reliably have enough food to eat. Those hungry may be a child you see at the bus stop, parent you pass on your way to work, or an older adult you notice sitting alone in the park on your way home. They may be a friend, a neighbor, your child’s classmate or a member at your house of worship. They are quietly starving in plain sight.