‘Food brings us together’

Milford. For the first time since the COVID pandemic, a community lunch was held in the Good Shepherd parish hall on July 20.

| 25 Jul 2023 | 05:37

Thursday, July 20, was a great day in Milford, thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers from Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and the Ecumenical Food Pantry.

For the first time in more than three years, a community lunch was held in the Good Shepherd parish hall. Originally started in 2018, the Community Lunch Program was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Now the lunch program is back, sponsored by the Food Pantry and Good Shepherd Church. More than 45 guests from the community gathered July 20 for a bite to eat, fellowship and conversation.

Guests were served a delicious meal of tuna salad, five-bean salad, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, homemade desserts and more.

“Food brings us together,” Pantry volunteer Pat Moulton said. “Over the past few years many of us have drifted further and further apart for a variety of reasons. This gives us a chance to relax, reconnect and share how much we have in common rather than how much we differ.”

Community lunches will be held on the third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Parish Hall on 321 Fifth St., Milford.

There is no charge and no need to make reservations. The next lunch is on Aug. 17.

All are welcome.

- Jim Snodgrass