State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Poirier (R-North Attleborough), together with several of Betty’s Angels, will again be participating in this year’s North Attleborough Santa Parade on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. to collect the desperately needed non-perishable food items and personal care items for Lenore’s Pantry.
All of the food will be collected and placed within the Betty’s Angel’s Float. Therefore, in addition to reminding the children to bring their letters to Santa, Poirier is requesting that any family (willing and able) to bring a non-perishable food item so that it may be collected during the parade and then donated to Lenore’s Food Pantry – please do so.
“We must remember that as many of us are planning our up-coming Thanksgiving and Santa celebrations (surrounded by family, friends and table of plenty) that we have many friends and neighbors that will not be able to be as festive with the upcoming holidays due to experiencing difficult financial times; in particular providing food to feed themselves as well as their families on a day-to-day basis,” said Poirier. “I am hoping that, together as a community, we will be able to assist Lenore’s Food Pantry to provide our many neighbors and friends this simple same joy – of having a meal to celebrate during the upcoming Holidays.”
Anyone willing to become a Betty’s Angel and assist in collecting the items during the parade, please meet Poirier and the other Betty’s Angels in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church at 2 p.m. prior to the start of the parade.
“So, please come and enjoy the parade and, if you can, please bring a non-perishable food item or a personal care item that will be collected, during the Santa Parade by one of Betty’s Angels, so the shelves are stocked at the pantry, well in advance, so that families may have food for the holidays,” said Poirier. “As always, I would like to thank the families, of North Attleborough, for their generosity in assisting others during these very difficult economic times – thank you and Happy Holidays.”