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Baystate Rug & Flooring Joins Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen for Food Drive

CHICOPEE — Baystate Rug & Flooring announced it will be joining Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry for its annual “Fill a Truck to Feed the Hungry” food drive. This year, the food drive will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stop & Shop on Memorial Drive in Chicopee.

This holiday season, Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen has developed a wish list to collect foods for families in need, which helps the food pantry collect a variety of foods that are needed for holiday meal preparation. During the food drive, volunteers will distribute the wish list and collect food and monetary donations.

“This is one of the most important charitable events that we participate in throughout the year,” said Joseph Montemagni, president of Baystate Rug & Flooring. “We have a great team of volunteers here that donate their time to make this food drive possible, which is important because so many families go without during the holiday season.”

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen said 40 to 50 families, on average, are supported by the pantry daily.
“Lorraine’s is very excited that Baystate Rug will be teaming up with us for this food drive; the donations that we receive from this food drive help so many families in need during the holiday season,” said Andrea Marion, executive director of Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry. “We are also proud to report that almost 90% of donations to Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen go directly to benefit people in need.”

For more information, contact Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen at (413) 592-9528.

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