MANSFIELD — The pandemic state of emergency may be over but local families are still in need of assistance.
To help, local police are partnering with the West Side Benevolent Circle and will collect food donations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s supermarket.
To support a food assistance program called Nourish to Flourish, police will be collecting granola bars, cereal bars, fruit snacks, large boxes of cereal, fruit cups, pasta and canned pasta sauce, peanut butter, salad dressing and grocery gift cards.
Police vans will be parked on site to collect the grocery items.
Make financial contributions by Venmo @Westside-BenevolentCircle and skip the confirmation phone number step.
Donations help the WSBC distribute 400 to 500 meals a week to families in Mansfield.
Anyone who needs food assistance can email email@example.com and they will provide details on how to register for the program.
“The need for meals and snacks skyrocketed last year and the WSBC anticipates the need for assistance will still be elevated this year,” police said in a Facebook post.