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Register O’Donnell Announces 2021 Holiday Food Drive

November 22nd through December 29th

Noting that some Norfolk County families are more worried about putting food on the table this holiday season, Register of Deeds William O’Donnell is asking people to contribute to the Annual Registry of Deeds Food Drive, starting Monday November 22nd and running through Wednesday December 29th.

“There is no doubt that Norfolk County is a destination place to live and to work. However, there are people throughout the county that are truly hurting. Just looking at our monthly foreclosure numbers, we at the Registry of Deeds can see firsthand how people are being adversely impacted. Misfortune can strike anyone in a number of ways, from a job loss to a medical catastrophe to an elderly person on a fixed income.”

Today, according to the latest Project Bread statistics, 1 out of every 10 households in Massachusetts is considered food insecure. Furthermore 1 out of every 7 children in the state is also considered food insecure.   In fiscal year 2017 Project Bread received more than 28,000 calls for food assistance.

Register O’Donnell noted. “As we near the holiday season, there is definitely a need for more food assistance. Household expenses are higher due to the cost of home heating fuel and also food bills are higher with kids home during school vacation.  Let us be mindful during this Thanksgiving season that others may be in need of our help.”

Non-perishable food items can be brought directly to the Registry of Deeds which is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. A donation bin will be set-up in the Registry’s lobby and food can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Suggested donations include canned goods, breakfast cereals, pasta, sauces, toiletries and paper products.

If you can’t get to the Registry to drop off food, you can check their for a pantry location in your community. “Working together, we can truly make a huge difference this holiday season,” concluded Register O’Donnell.

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or email us at [email protected]