(CARVER, MASSACHUSETTS) At a time when many were preparing for the Boston Marathon, the employees of Carver Town Hall were competing in a race of their own - the "Don’t Delay, Give Today" fundraiser. Spearheaded by Carver Select Board Office Assistant Nancy Hubbard, the fundraiser was a Boston Marathon-themed food drive to support a local food pantry.
The competition was race-themed, with every five food items donated "equaling" one mile. The goal of the fundraiser was to donate 26 miles worth of food (130 items) - the same distance as the Boston Marathon route. With creative messaging, the staff encouraged one another to keep donating, using notes that featured language such as "Don’t take your sneakers off yet!”
And the result? Carver Town Hall employees surpassed their goal and made it to the 30th-mile marker, donating a total of 150 non-perishable food items to Shane Gives Thanks, a nonprofit food pantry located in Carver that serves Carver residents and surrounding towns.
Carver Town Administrator Robert Fennessy expressed his gratitude to Nancy Hubbard for spearheading the initiative. He added that he was pleased with the commitment shown by the employees to help those in need. "Food insecurity is a nationwide issue that affects countless families," Fennessy said. "Being able to witness our staff's commitment to helping those in need was extraordinary. This drive served as a great way to celebrate the Boston Marathon, and I couldn't be more proud of all that took part."
The Boston Marathon-themed food drive was an excellent initiative that showcased the willingness of Carver Town Hall employees to give back to the community in a meaningful way. Let the spirit of the Boston Marathon continue to inspire us all as we strive to make our communities a better place, one step at a time.
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