Food Pantry Offering Free Groceries to Haverhill’s Furloughed Federal Employees

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Haverhill Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Haverhill’s Liz Murphy Open Hand Food Pantry is helping federal employees with food expenses in the midst of the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history.

Organizers tell WHAV employees who are currently furloughed may receive groceries from the pantry free of charge each Tuesday until they’re able to get back on their feet. Food is distributed from 2-7 p.m. and a Massachusetts ID and proof of Haverhill residency is required.

The pantry is located at 16 Ashland St. in the basement of the Universalist Unitarian Church and drop-ins are welcome.