A Leominster Credit Union team of volunteers participated in one of the largest single meal packing events for the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. The event was held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Leominster and the volunteers packaged more than 100,000 meals for 20 local food pantries.
The event was organized by United Way of North Central Massachusetts, in an effort to ensure that local families won’t go hungry, according to Phil Grzewinski, president of the local nonprofit organization that focuses on health, education and income initiatives.
Approximately 400 volunteers worked in teams of 14 to assemble, package, seal and box nutritious meals of rice and beans, macaroni and cheese and other meals.
The meals were distributed to food pantries in Athol, Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, Devens, Pepperell, Templeton, Winchendon and Westminster.