Register O’Donnell Thanks Contributors to Registry’s Annual Holiday Food Pantry and Toys for Tots Drives

Dedham, MA ~ Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell today expressed his sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the Registry’s 2021 Annual Holiday Food Drive and Toys for Tots collection. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, both our Holiday Food Pantry Drive and Toys for Tots collection were a great success,” stated the Register.

“I am thankful,” O’Donnell noted, “for the generosity of so many Norfolk County residents who took the opportunity to donate and to help make the holiday season a little more special for those facing hardships. I’m also grateful to our employees who contributed and helped to organize the drives.”

The non-perishable food collected during the drive is dispensed to several pantries throughout Norfolk County and in early December several boxes of toys were delivered to the US Marine Corps Reserve depot at the Convention Center in South Boston. 

Register O’Donnell stated, “While the holiday food drive has ended, it does not stop hunger from affecting many of our neighbors. A report done by Project Bread noted that approximately 1 out of 10 households in Massachusetts are considered food insecure and 1 out of 8 Massachusetts children are in the same category. Altogether there are 266,500 food insecure households in Massachusetts.

Register O’Donnell concluded by saying, “I urge residents to continue their generosity by dropping off supplies at their local pantries. Beside food, many pantries are requesting toiletries and paper products. Dropping off a donation at your local food pantry can make a world of difference to a struggling family, especially in the winter months when the cost of fuel can play havoc with a family’s budget.”

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.