Quiet corner is home to a busy
Food Larder in Bucks County
Dottie Rimmer is glad the holiday spirit kindles donations for those in need. Keeping the shelves stocked at the New Britain Baptist Church Food Larder has become more challenging in recent years in the face of funding cut-backs and the cost of equipment, such as freezers.
The Food Larder is entirely operated and staffed by 60 dedicated volunteers, led by Dottie Rimmer and her husband Byron, so 100% of donations directly benefit approximately 225 needy families each month in Central Bucks County. Volunteers sort bulk foods, canned goods, household cleaning supplies and toiletries, check dates on packaging, and monitor the shelves to help keep items in stock each Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A special delivery of
75 apple, cherry, and pumpkin pies from neighboring Pine Run Retirement Community helped complete Thanksgiving meals
for area families that would otherwise have had
to do without.