Popcares Holding Second Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
Popcares Inc. is offering a second chance at a takeout chicken dinner from Bounti-Fare to help support local individuals and families dealing with cancer.
But get your order in here because the deadline is Monday, Dec. 7. Pickup is Monday, Dec. 14.
iBerkshires.Com reports that an important part of Popcares' fundraising has been events that bring people together.
"When we decided to start this back in 2012 in honor of my dad (William "Pop" St. Pierre), we wanted to be an all-volunteer organization and give money to local families," Bob St. Pierre said. "And we wanted to give people something for their donation."
From the annual Cruise-in and Flea Market to the Chicken Dinner and Auction that sells around 600 tickets, its events have reflected the charity's mission to ensure the local donations it raises stay in the community.
But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made these types of gatherings all but impossible — and that's putting a dent in Popcares' ability to support local families.
So Bounti-Fare is firing up the ovens for another round of chicken dinners to go along with a pasta primavera option.
"Because we couldn't run our Christmas tree sales ... we could do another drive-up dinner," said St. Pierre. "People loved the last one so much."
October's annual dinner sold about 350 dinners and St. Pierre is hoping to match that again.
In addition to David Nicholas at Bounti-Fare, the community's been very supportive in other ways, he said, such as Shire Donuts doing a recent campaign that raised $2,000 and the Adams Police Department is extending its No Shave November campaign into December for the charity.
Popcares has distributed more than $650,000 to date, helping families meet their daily needs so they can concentrate on battling cancer.