Town Administrator Tony Barletta announces that the Anchor Food Pantry in Swampscott is providing food for Nahant families in need during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
A bag of food containing staple food items such as coffee, crackers, peanut butter and cookies, is available for all Nahant residents.
With the end of the school lunch program, starting Monday June 22, bags can be picked up at the Swampscott Senior Center (behind Swampscott HS), on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents will need to bring a valid ID with a Nahant address to receive the bag and will have to fill out a brief intake form on their first visit.
The Anchor Food Pantry was recently established to help families in need of food during the COVID-19 global pandemic. More information can be found on the organization’s Facebook page.
Those who are interested in donating to the food pantry can do so online here.
Lunches are available for all Nahant students as well. More information about that program can be found here.
COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has moved the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a global pandemic. President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency and Governor Charlie Baker earlier this month declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts.