Volunteers assemble hundreds of bunny baskets at Interfaith Social Services

Volunteers assemble hundreds of bunny baskets at Interfaith Social Services
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Volunteers assemble hundreds of bunny baskets at Interfaith Social Services

A bright spot in the current climate of uncertainty, a group of volunteers gathered March 7 at Interfaith Social Services to bring a bit of joy to local families in need. The group assembled nearly 500 Bunny Baskets to be distributed over the next few weeks to the children of Interfaith’s food pantry clients.

At the annual volunteer event, two dozen volunteers assembled colorful Spring baskets containing chocolate bunnies, small toys and plastic eggs stuffed with goodies. The baskets brighten the lives of children who may be living in difficult circumstances.

“Our Bunny Basket program is well received every year, by families of all religions,” said Interfaith Social Services’ executive director Rick Doane. “I think this year, given the events and unpredictability in everyone’s households, being able to provide a special treat for them is especially important. Hopefully it will bring a touch of happiness and normalcy to these families.”

Interfaith operates one of the largest emergency food programs in Greater Boston. Their seasonal initiatives, such as the Bunny Basket Program, Back to School Backpack Program, Halloween Costume Drive and Help for the Holidays gift program, bring happiness to hundreds of children on the South Shore living in tough situations.

Interfaith’s Bunny Basket Program is supported by generous donations from local individuals and businesses.

In addition to one of Greater Boston’s largest food pantries, Interfaith operates the New Directions Counseling Center, which provides mental health counseling and addiction recovery treatment to hundreds of local individuals and families, as well as HomeSafe, a budget counseling and homelessness prevention program. Interfaith also houses the volunteer-run Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop, a boutique-style shop whose proceeds support the organization.

Find out more about the organization at www.InterfaithSocialServices.org.

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