The registered nurses of Anna Jaques hospital volunteered their time on January 7, 2012 to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays and were amazed by the generosity of shoppers in Newburyport and Amesbury. The nurses set up shop outside of the Stop & Shop in Amesbury and the Shaw’s in Newburyport and handed out lists of what items local food pantries need the most. Shoppers then added some of those items to their own grocery order and handed them off to the nurses on their way out.
The nurses filled a few cars with groceries and also collected over $300 in cash donations. The donations benefitted two local food pantries-The Pettengill House in Salisbury and Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury.