Douglas Community Food Outreach Program

The Town of Douglas, through the Emergency Operations Center, has implemented a program to provide Food to Vulnerable Families in need, during this Emergency COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Town is making available a food preparation and distribution program. 
DONATIONS can be made online using  UNIPAY or by check, made out to "THE TOWN OF DOUGLAS" and mailed to 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA, attention Patrice Rousseau (Adult Social Center Director), or dropped in the drop box outside the Municipal Center.  Please put, "COMMUNITY FOOD OUTREACH PROGRAM" in the Memo section.  

25,113 Meals Delivered since June 30, 2020.

March 2020 started like any other, and in the Municipal Departments, we were getting ready for elections, and town meeting. Who would have thought that a COVID Pandemic would change our lives the way it did. On March 15, 2020, Town Administrator, Matthew Wojcik, posted the first Public Notice announcing the formation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) along with the first phase of Town closings, which included the school and Adult Social Center, followed by the Governor’s Stay at Home Advisory.

The EOC recognized the need to provide meals to our seniors and residents in need. Council on Aging Director, Patrice Rousseau and Town Engineer William Cundiff were tasked with starting a “Community Food Outreach Program”. At the onset, the program served 70 seniors and by the end of the program, they served 80 seniors and 69 residents at need. A contract was entered into with Bus Company, Tellstone and Son, Inc, to deliver the meals, and driver Cyndi LeDuc was at the ready.

The program was a success due to volunteers, Municipal Employees; School Officials, and cafeteria workers. The program was also successful because of donations from the many generous residents of Douglas. Thank you to everyone, you made a difference in many lives.

With a tremendous outpouring of support from the residents and businesses in town, over 60 Thanksgiving meals were delivered to Seniors on November 25, 2020. Douglas will again be making holiday meals in December for any senior who would like one; the meal will include a turkey and ham dinner and will be delivered to seniors homes on Wednesday, December 23rd. Please call the center @ 508-476-2283 by December 11th to sign up. Please include your name, address & phone number.
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