"One million now face hunger in Massachusetts", according to recent news from WGBH. Harder to believe is the stastic that "the increased percentage of hungry Bay Staters is greater than any other in the nation." I had no idea it was so dire here in my home state.
We partner with The Open Door year round by hosting our downtown storefront as a reliable and consistent point of donation but with the pandemic, everything is different. We knew there was a need and fortunately, by way of The Open Door's commitment to their relationships with organizations like us, we were able to volunteer for their drive-through holiday meals pick up righ here in Ipswich. Members of team Windhill jumped at the chance to help! We served 130 households in 2 hours, working in the dark, greeting folks as they pulled up, drive-through style, sending them off with a trunk full of fresh vegetables, pantry items and gift cards for a turkey.
The staff at Windhill brought their good spirits, kind hearts and warm hats because it was freezing! It was too dark and too cold for a group photo but we at least got this shot! Happy Thanksgiving!
p.s. Supporting local business = support in YOUR community.