Photo: Ever little bit helps on Belmont Serves.
On the Columbus Day holiday this Monday, hundreds of Belmont adults, teens and kids will get up early and clean, hack, lug, paint, sort, plant and grab countless bags of groceries waiting on front stoops.
For the seventh time, Belmont will come out to give back to the community in the most fundamental ways as residents take part in the annual Belmont Serves.
Everyone is invited to attend this day of service.
Sponsored by the Belmont Religious Council, Belmont Serves will send volunteers heading off to locations around town where maintenance, gardening, and a quick paint job will do the world of good.
The most popular task is driving along streets to pick up grocery pages of can food, baking goods and sundries that will help fill the shelves of the Belmont Food Pantry during a critical time before the holidays.
The event starts and finishes at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall at the corner of Common and School streets. The schedule for the day is:
8:30 a.m.: Volunteers sign-in at the Parish Hall.
9 a.m.: Service project begin.
Noon: Projects end.
12:30 p.m.: Pizza and ice cream celebration at the Parish Hall.