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‘Lorraine’s Drive’ seeks food and funds for Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry

Adam Quenneville leads ‘Lorraine’s Drive’ and will raise $5,000 to donate to Lorraine’s by Dec. 31

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry in Chicopee, MA, needs help to survive in a year filled with pandemic, unemployment and families who are trying to make ends meet. The organization has seen a steady increase in visitors and supplies are running low.

Ruben Reyes, executive director of Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry has seen a lot more people looking for food. “Lately, we’ve seen families who would not normally come through our doors. We’ve noticed a steady increase in families who are looking for meals.” Reyes said that Lorraine’s currently feeds 13% of Chicopee residents annually, or 600 families per month.

Adam Quenneville heard that Lorraine’s needed help and created ‘Lorraine’s Drive’ to round up food and funds for the soup kitchen and pantry through the end of December. Quenneville is asking local people and businesses to contribute. He will accept food donations at his South Hadley office, and he has pledged to raise $5,000 for Lorraine’s through his own sales of roofing, siding, decks and roofing services.

“We’ve seen what Lorraine’s has done for our community since 1980 and now they need us,” says Quenneville, who installed a free roof on Lorraine’s building twelve years ago. “I have decided to create a public drive so Lorraine’s gets what it needs to help our families and friends in these troubled times. I will also donate a portion of every sale I make through the end of the year to raise $5,000 for Lorraine’s.” Quenneville is asking other local businesses to match his $5,000 donation or to contribute what they can to Lorraine’s Drive. “This is our community,” says Quenneville. “We need to take care of it.”

Lorraine’s mission is to offer food security to the Greater Chicopee community by providing access with respect and dignity. Lorraine’s depends on donations and support from the community.

HOW TO DONATE TO LORRAINE’S DRIVE

Monetary Donations can be made on the donations page at lorrainessoupkitchen.com

Non-Perishable Food Donations can be dropped off here:
1) Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry
170 Pendexter Avenue, Chicopee, MA

2) Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding Inc.
160 Old Lyman Road, South Hadley, MA
For more information, or to make a business donation, contact Adam Quenneville at 413-536-5955 or Ruben Reyes at 413-592-9528 • Email: ruben@lorrainessoupkitchen.com