Over 100,000 Meals Prepared For Local Pantries

Leominster, Mass. – To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service, a group of volunteers four hundred strong assembled at the DoubleTree by Hilton Leominster on Thursday evening; together, they packaged more than 100,000 meals for 20 local food pantries.

United Way of North Central Massachusetts organized the event, an effort to ensure that local families won’t go hungry, according to Phil Grzewinski, president of the local nonprofit organization that focuses on health, education and income initiatives.

Energy assistance forum to be held for nonprofits

OCTOBER 20, 2016, FITCHBURG, Mass. — Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofits Nov. 3 at Great Wolf Lodge.

This is the 16th year that the event has been held where heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail. 

Nonprofit agencies interested in attending the event, which starts at 8:30 am, Nov. 4, should RSVP to United Way of North Central Massachusetts at 978-345-1577, ext. 313 or

United Way of North Central Massachusetts awards 38 grants

For hundreds, a Day of Caring


This was the 21st year of the United Way’s annual Day of Caring, which aided 59 local nonprofits this year with projects ranging from office work, general maintenance and landscaping.

Event volunteers included employees from companies such as Tyco Simplex-Grinnell, Hannaford Supermarkets and Shriver Jobs Corps, as well as Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State University and Heywood Hospital.

United Way Day of Caring Sept. 16

For Immediate Release (July 25, 2016) – Celebrating its 21stAnnual Day of Caring Sept. 16, United Way of North Central Massachusetts’ volunteers will help nonprofit agencies stock kitchen pantries, paint, clean, landscape and perform construction work.

“The Day of Caring is a unique day-long event that engages hundreds of people in our community to support non-profit agencies for a day,” said Phil Grzewinski, president of United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

Food Packaging Event to Prepare over 22,000 Meals

Fitchburg, Mass. – Nearly 90 Workers Credit Union and Simonds International employees packaged over 22,000 meals for local food pantries in partnership with United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

“These events are possible because of the generosity of companies like Workers Credit Union and Simonds International. Because of their sponsorships and participation, local families won’t have to worry where their next meal will come from,” said Fran Longton, volunteer coordinator for United Way of North Central Massachusetts.


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