November 22nd was a particularly hectic at the Webster-Dudley Food Share as those in need, several with children in tow, lined up for their Thanksgiving turkey and fixings. The Food Share is located at 4 Church Street and distributes food on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Donna Farrow, manager of the Food Share, states that the distribution of turkeys began last week. “We expect to give out more than 300 turkeys to families in Webster and Dudley.”
Volunteering is a meaningful way to change lives. Dudley Police Chief Steven J. Wojnar was there bringing in donated food as Nichols College Criminal Justice Management (CJM) majors stuffed parcels for distribution, including CJM Club President Giovanni Harrell, Vice President Emily Cornacchio and senior Jonathan Barboso. Harrell said: “It’s really busy today and we are grateful to be here helping families in need.” Cornacchio noted that additional Nichols students would be arriving to help from 10-12 noon.”
“Nichols strongly encourages its clubs and athletic teams to complete community service," says Vice President & Dean of Student Services Brian McCoy,“and I believe that this generation is particularly civically engaged.”