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Sundaes at People’s Pint to aid meals program



Recorder Staff
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

GREENFIELD — Patrons to the People’s Pint on Wednesday evening will have a chance to purchase brownie sundaes, served with Bart’s ice cream, with a handmade pottery bowl made out of the Orange area.

And for all of this, people will get to help to feed the hungry of the region.

Running from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Pint on Federal Street, handmade bowls with the brownie sundae will be for purchase for $20. The money raised, matched with a $10 donation per bowl by the restaurant, will go to the Franklin County Community Meals Program (FCCMP).

“People can come to dinner and then buy these empty bowls for dessert and help support FCCMP,” Executive Director Andrea Liebson said.

Last year FCCMP served 23,000 meals across the region, running three free community meal sites — one each in Greenfield, Turners Falls and Orange.

The organization that started in the early 1980s also runs two food pantries, one out of Greenfield Community College for the community and one in Orange. With a budget to run all of this of $105,000 annually, FCCMP has been looking for creative ways to raise money, in addition to the funding it receives from Community Action and United Way of Franklin County.

“We’re very appreciative of (owner Alden Booth) and the folks at People’s Pint for hosting this and we hope people will come support people who can’t afford to feed themselves,” Liebson said.

You can reach Joshua Solomon at:

jsolomon@recorder.com

413-772-0261, ext. 264