St. Patrick’s Church in Northfield offering meatloaf meal

  • St. Patrick’s Church at 80 Main St. in Northfield. Staff File Photo

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Published: 4/15/2022 6:20:07 AM
Modified: 4/15/2022 6:18:59 AM

NORTHFIELD — Having been inspired by their contributions to the Franklin County Community Meals Program’s monthly meal, members of the St. Patrick’s Church Parish Council decided to offer to-go meatloaf dinners this month.

For $12, each meal will include meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, salad and dessert. However, customers can also choose the vegetarian option — without the meatloaf but with an added portion of macaroni and cheese — for $10.

Orders must be placed by calling Phyllis at 413-648-5313 by Tuesday, April 19. Customers can then pick up their meals at St. Patrick’s Church, 80 Main St., on Saturday, April 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. Parish Council Chair Barbara Noel said volunteers are prepared to serve up to 100 meals.

While the church is perhaps most known for its annual corned beef and cabbage supper in March and German pork roast dinner in October, meatloaf is a new offering. Noel explained the church is one of several that volunteers to cook as part of the Franklin County Community Meals Program’s monthly Northfield meal. Meatloaf was on the menu the last time St. Patrick’s Church contributed, and Noel said the meal proved to be very popular, with more than 100 portions distributed.

“It was amazing,” she said of the meatloaf, cooked by Parish Council member Larry Flynn.

So, the 16-member Parish Council opted to hold a meatloaf dinner of its own, with proceeds supporting the church.

“The church relies on these meals,” Noel said.

Although COVID-19 health safety regulations have eased, the church is keeping the to-go format, at least for now, as it has seemed to produce greater turnouts.

“People seem to like the grab and go,” Noel said.


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