The food pantry has moved to The Good Shepherd Parish at St. Ann’s Church located at 134 Cochituate Road in Wayland. Our partnership with The Good Shepherd Parish brings us a new location with a partner who has been donating food to our program for many years and an energized parish that seeks to assist us with our mission to provide food to Wayland residents in need. The Parmenter Food Pantry provides over 5,000 meals to Wayland families in need each year. A simple enrollment form and proof of residency is all that are required. Food Pantry Enrollment Form
2018 Food Pantry Distributions:
January 4, February 1, March 8, April 5,
May 3 (canceled), June 7, July 12, August 9, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 13
Non-perishable food and toiletry donations may be dropped off at St. Ann’s Church or at The Parmenter Foundation. In addition to non-perishable goods and toiletries, we are in need of cash donations. Cash allows us to purchase fresh and frozen meat and produce for our clients. We are also seeking volunteers to help with the food sorting and packing of bags that needs to be done on distribution days. If you are interested in volunteering at The Parmenter Food Pantry, please click here.
Advanced Care Directives
The Parmenter Foundation has launched a new initiative: My Wishes of Care – Think, Choose, Share – a community education campaign on Advance Care Planning. ACP is a process of understanding care options, taking time for quiet reflection about values and what gives life meaning, engaging in important conversations with loved ones, and the making of informed, thoughtful choices, which are written down and shared with family, trusted friends and health care teams. An important component of ACP is choosing someone to serve as a health care agent, or proxy, to make health care decisions in partnership with health care teams. All adults should have these important conversations before a health crisis, and giving yourself and loved ones time for the process to unfold helps to make these conversations a little easier to start. Conversation and planning tools kits can be found at www.theconversationproject.org and through Honoring Choices Massachusetts. Health Care Proxy and Personal Health Care Directive instructions and forms can be downloaded at no cost at www.honoringchoicesmass.com, a newly formed non-profit organization committed to working together to ensure that health care choices are understood and honored throughout life. Resources for starting the process and these important conversations are available on the website.
Five Wishes, an Advance Care Planning document recognized in Massachusetts and 41 other states, is available at the Parmenter Foundation office located at 266 Cochituate Road Wayland, MA. Documents may be completed at no cost, while some may want to consult an attorney. Parmenter does not provide legal advice.