Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Duxbury Interfaith Council 2018 Spring Holiday Basket Project

Last weekend there was a (tiny little) snowstorm. Noah didn't amount to much after all. Yesterday and today it has been spring. 

just after sunrise this morning
a beautiful start to a beautiful day

It's been over 60 here in Duxbury, and it was 73 in Cambridge yesterday afternoon when I was up to speak with the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Div. I was wishing I could add a few extra hours in the afternoon to wander around and look at birds. (That's not an unusual wish, however.)

happy long-tailed duck, already anticipating the loveliness

Tomorrow I hear it will snow again. 

"You did not just say that..."

Meanwhile, however, I have received a confirmation that spring is on the way, Punxutawney Phil notwithstanding. It's time to think about the DIC food drive for our holiday meal baskets. Care to participate? See below for possibilities. 


The Outreach Committee of the Duxbury Interfaith Council is planning the Spring Holiday food basket project to distribute holiday meals to our less fortunate neighbors.  This has become a major community endeavor, and we are asking for your help.  We thank you for your continued support, as do over 130 recipient families.


DONATIONS OF MONEY:  Please make check payable to the Duxbury Interfaith Council and mail to P.O. Box 1161, Duxbury, MA  02331. 

DONATIONS OF FOOD:  Please drop off all non-perishable items at Holy Family Church, 601 Tremont Street, by Saturday, March 24th   
Non-perishable donations needed:
      Canned Goods:  Yellow and Green vegetables, Cranberry Sauce, Canned Gravy
      Juice:  Non-frozen concentrated juice mix
      Packaged Dessert Mixes: Quick Bread, Muffins, Brownie, Cake & Frosting
      Baked Goods: Cookies, Brownies, Squares, Cupcakes, Quick Breads, and Pies.
Baked Goods should be dropped off no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, March 26th.
**No food donations in glass containers and within expiration dates, please.

There is always an enormous need for home-style baked goods for the Spring Baskets.  Please consider baking from scratch or purchasing from a local supermarket bakery.  These goods add a personal touch to the baskets.


BASKET ASSEMBLY:  At Holy Family Church Parish Center, 601 Tremont St. 
Tuesday, March 27th 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon and Wednesday March 28th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

BASKET PICKUP/DELIVERY:  Most recipients pick up their baskets.  We need help loading the baskets into cars and delivering baskets on Wednesday, March 28th.d from 12:00 – 4:00 pm (strong adults only) 
Deliveries begin at 1:00 pm.

Everyone should have a nice dinner.