For Guilford Cares, a move stirs the imagination

GUILFORD — The Guilford Cares Food Pantry moved out of the Broad Brook Community Center (the former Grange building) last week to make way for major renovations to the building.

Thanks to the generosity of the Guilford Fair trustees, the Guilford Cares Food Pantry will move to temporary quarters in the First Aid Building at the Guilford Fairgrounds.

The Pantry will remain open with curbside service every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 18 at the Fairgrounds. The Broad Brook Community Center will be closed for well over a year.

The Food Pantry has had the same home since its founding in 2011, so this move is a big deal for Guilford Cares. It is opening our minds to possibilities. We ask ourselves, “Is it time to find a dedicated home?” and “Could we expand and improve our food pantry, medical equipment loan, community nursing, and wellness programs in a permanent space in Guilford?”

Because the community appreciates our service with heartfelt support, we want to include you, our supporters and neighbors, in this new conversation.

Perhaps you have or know of a space to rent, a building to purchase, or a parcel of land to donate.

We welcome your ideas and feedback to Guilford Cares, Inc., P.O. Box 2517, Brattleboro, VT 05303 ([email protected]; 802-579-1350).

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