Assisting people in need requires a lot of work and we need help
We need your help! Join us for an evening of Latin music, dance and food.

Save the Date - 9/19 - A great night for a good cause -Please Share

westfieldfoodpantry.org

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

                                                            —Booker T. Washington

To whom it may concern;

The Westfield Food Pantry is the largest provider of food assistance here in Westfield. Last year, we distributed over 112,000 pounds of food to more than 1,284 families. This was accomplished by one part-time employee and about 35 dedicated volunteers.

The financial hardship faced by people who come to the Pantry often means that they need more than just the food we provide.  In response, we recently expanded our services to include processing applications for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and MassHealth.  We are also able to assist with other challenges, such as finding housing or employment, and pursuing education. I would like to share with you the story of one Westfield resident whom we recently helped:

Jack, 20, was out of work, homeless, and living in a tent near the Westfield River when he came to the Pantry for food. We were able to give him food and enroll him in SNAP/MassHealth. We also helped him find an apartment and a job, where he was recently promoted. Jack wants to go to college, so we are working on getting him into classes at Westfield State University. He hopes to become a history teacher and to be able to give back to the community.

The service this pantry provides is vital for our community.  To provide the hundreds of thousands of meals we give to needy families every year, we must raise approximately $80,000 each year to keep the doors open.  On September 19th we are partnering with Westfield State University to raise awareness and the necessary funds to see us through 2014. 

An evening of Tapas and Tango on the Horace Mann Terrace will commence at 7:00 pm.  Sunset tours of the community garden, student entertainment, enriching conversation, fine food, Latin music and dancing will fill the Indian Summer Night.  All are welcome to join us. 

 

To defray the costs associated with this event we are looking for corporate sponsors.

Terrace Sponsor- $1,000

This level will help us to provide the fixins for 10,000 meals.

  • Large logo on lawn signs
  • Mention in Media Coverage
  • Verbal sponsor acknowledgements via sound system
  • Promotional Handouts/coupons
  • Company logos posted on the program and Facebook pages
  • Acknowledgement in our next directors mailing
  • 4 Tickets

 

Sunset Sponsor- $500

This level will assist us in providing enough groceries to feed a family of 4 for months.

  • Large logo on lawn signs  
  • Mention in Media Coverage
  • Verbal sponsor acknowledgements via sound system
  • Company logos posted on the program and Facebook pages
  • 2 Tickets

 

Garden Sponsor- $250

This level will make sure 100 seniors have enough for lunch for weeks.

  • Large logo on lawn signs  
  • Verbal sponsor acknowledgements via sound system
  • Company logos posted on the program and Facebook pages

 

Tango Sponsor- $100

This level will ensure that student athletes have a healthy snack throughout the school year.

  • This level will help us to give a homeless person food
  • Verbal sponsor acknowledgements via sound system
  • Company logos posted on the program and Facebook pages

 

Tickets may be purchased at Mama Cakes, 31 N Elm Street.  “In kind” donations are always welcome.  Please contact our Director, Rebecca Hart at 413-572-0802.  Email tickets@westfieldfoodpantry.org for more details.

Sincerely,

 

Westfield Food Pantry Board of Directors

 

Pastor Christopher Hazzard, President
Attorney Mike Roundy, Secretary
Gary Wolfe, Treasurer
Alan Cortis
Scott Longley

 

  Download Sponsor letter for tango and tapas

 

westfieldfoodpantry.org

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