Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day Dinners
We were able to continue the tradition of providing a free holiday dinners to our Needham neighbors thanks to partnerships with the Needham Golf Club, Chef Mike’s and the Rotary Club [Thanksgiving] and Temple Beth Shalom [Christmas]. Residents received a professionally prepared holiday dinner delivered directly to their doors and Food Pantry households were able to pick up all the ingredients for their home cooked meal. With the help of so many we were able to adjust our holiday meal outreach and keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Thank you to all our partners for helping us to continue the tradition. Hopefully, we will be back together next year!
Holiday Hearts Program
To ensure everyone’s safety and keep our Food Pantry open, we did not accept toy and/or gift donations for an in-person Holiday Gift Shopping within the Council. Instead, we provided gift certificates to local stores so food pantry families could purchase presents. Our community came together and opened their Holiday Hearts to Needham families during this season of giving. With your support we were able to help every income-eligible family in Needham receive gifts during the Holidays. No matter how they celebrate, our goal was to bring a smile to all our neighbors.
The program directly supports local businesses; Learning Express, Michelson’s and the TJMaxx Companies. Our families received age appropriate gifts certificates so they could purchase presents for each family member – it’s a WIN-WIN for local businesses and households!
See a video of one of our young recipients opening her Holiday Gift Here