Take and Eat

The Take and Eat program began here at St. Francis at the beginning of 2011 when Deacon Frank Ryan and his wife, Kathleen, came to our parish and spoke of this program they started in the Berkshires. The program is designed to deliver a free, hot meal to homebound seniors in Belchertown on weekends and Monday holidays when Meals on Wheels is not offered. We began on Easter Sunday of 2011 and have delivered a home-cooked meal to our recipients each 2nd and 4th Sunday ever since. On average, we deliver at or around 45 meals each Take and Eat Sunday.

The program is run by volunteers and is funded entirely through donations. We have volunteers who grocery shop, bake, cook, pack and/or deliver meals. If you’d like to volunteer for our program or know of someone who would benefit from receiving these meals, please contact Michele Gousy at 323-7959.