Since my last note to you in August, we’ve registered 303 new guests, including 74 children and 63 seniors, to our grocery programs. Every one of them have been welcomed without question, shop for their groceries online, and have been able to put 15,000 meals on their tables. Including turkeys and all the Thanksgiving fixings.
The holidays are a time for us to give thanks and celebrate with our loved ones. Holidays can also be a time of sorrow and loneliness, particularly this year. Over the last two months, we’ve been highlighting the Unity in our Community, and there’s no better time to keep this at the forefront of our minds than during the holidays. On social media, we’re sharing holiday traditions that we can share virtually or that remind us of our friends and family while we’re apart. I invite you to share yours with us! Simple things like a good ol’ fashion phone call, dropping off a side dish, or a handwritten card go a long way to let your neighbors know you care. If you’re inclined, you could even consider a virtual Friendsgiving [replace with “holiday party” if it will send after Thanksgiving] using ONT’s online virtual food drive page. Like everything else, the 2020 holidays will be different this year. But one thing remains – the strong commUNITY that bonds us.
Stay safe, be well, and spread joy,
Annual Breakfast Celebrates Unity in Community
News & Events
The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving groceries are being distributed through the 24th and Christmas groceries will be distributed December 15 - 22. Our Wednesday Meal looks different this year, but Santa may still make a safe surprise appearance! Click here for all the details, important dates and holiday closures information.
Thank you to Newburyport's Functional Coatings for surprising ONT with a $50,000 donation last month! The company recognized the critical need in the community and wanted to offer meaningful support to their neighbors. Thank you for thinking of ONT to make an incredible impact! You are an example of Unity in Community.
Help ONT spread the spirit of community this holiday season! Write a holiday greeting to a neighbor and we will include it with their holiday groceries in December. Our hope is to have a neighbor's holiday wish shared with each of the over 1,000 households we will serve in December. Let's celebrate the season by uniting togther!