December 28 2018,  Saugus

Saugus Faith Notes

Saugus Faith Notes

The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship


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Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus

The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus,” which aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and currently is serving 54 Saugus children with food bags each Friday.

Donations of food or checks can be given to any of our Saugus United Parish Churches listed below, and checks should be made out to “Saugus Clergy Association” with “HS2” in memo line. A list of foods needed and sizes are listed below. For those who might want to buy and donate food, it is suggested you go to BJ’s or Costco, where you can buy most of the menu items in bulk at reasonable prices. (Examples: You can get 18-packs of 7.5 oz. macaroni & cheese and 8-packs of 5 oz. tuna.)

Anyone wanting to donate money, food or has questions about the program can call Dennis Gould at cell 617-247-4847 or email him at

Here is the four-week menu cycle:

Week One

Breakfast: two granola bars.

Snack: two bags of graham crackers.

Lunch: one jar of peanut butter (15 oz.) and one jar of jelly or jam (15 oz.), one loaf of bread, two applesauce cups (4 oz.), one can of green beans (15 oz.).

Week Two

Breakfast: two containers of cereal (small packages, can get 30-packs at BJ’s).

Snack: two bags of goldfish crackers.

Lunch: two cans of tuna fish (5 oz.), four mayo packets, one loaf of bread, one can of peaches (4 oz.), one can of corn (15 oz.).

Week Three

Breakfast: two packets of oatmeal (1.5 oz., can get 36-packs at BJ’s).

Snack: two bags of animal crackers.

Lunch: two cans of chicken (5 or 10 oz.), four mayo packets, one loaf of bread, one can of mixed fruit (4 oz.), one can of carrots (15 oz.).

Week Four

Breakfast: two containers of cereal (small packages, 30-packs at BJ’s).

Snack: two bags of pretzels.

Lunch: two boxes of macaroni & cheese (7.5 oz., can get 18-box at BJ’s), two boxes of apple juice, one can of peas (15 oz.).

To make grocery donations, please drop off at any one of the following local sites. If you can volunteer to help bag groceries, see the days and times listed.

  St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus; 781-233-1242. Bagging groceries: first Thursdays at 7 p.m.

  Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus; 781-233-2886. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 4 p.m.

  First Baptist Church of Saugus, 105 Main St., Saugus; 781-231-1690. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 7 p.m.

  Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus; 781-233-2497. Bagging groceries: third Thursdays at 7 p.m.

  First Congregational Church UCC, 300 Central St., Saugus; 781-233-3028. Bagging groceries: fourth Thursdays at 4 p.m.

  New Hope Assembly of God, 9 Assembly Dr., Saugus; 781-233-6384. Bagging groceries: fifth Thursdays at 7 p.m. The church will also be a backup site in case another church cannot host on their day.


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