Mark your calendars and get ready for a community give in (aka food drive) on January 24. A new organization in town, the Belchertown Community Aid Network, or Belchertown CAN, has formed in response to a call for public service and with the purpose of providing assistance with heating fuel and food to vulnerable citizens during these difficult economic times.
On Jan 24, nonperishable items will be collected from 9-4 at town hall, and can also be dropped at Stop and Shop, Checkers, or the Belchertown Family Center. If you can't make it to any of these locations that day, items can also be left at various other drop locations during the month (see the site). Donations will be distributed through the three community food pantries and the Amherst Survival Center.
If you want to get more involved, you can attend a meeting, become a volunteer, and/or provide suggestions -- information is on their website.
Visit the Belchertown CAN website
Read the article from MassLive