Saturday, January 28, 2017

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell Thanks Contributors to Registry’s Annual Holiday Food Drive

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell today expressed his sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to the Registry’s 2016 Annual Holiday Food Drive in making it another great success.

“I am thankful,” O’Donnell stated, ”that so many Norfolk County residents, including our employees and title examiners, took the opportunity to donate and help those living through hardships such as the loss of a job or an illness. The non-perishable food collected during the drive was dispensed to several pantries throughout Norfolk County.”
Register O’Donnell with Sue Kilcoyne, Operations Manager at the Franklin Food Pantry
Register O’Donnell with Sue Kilcoyne, Operations
Manager at the Franklin Food Pantry

Register O’Donnell stated “Obviously, while the holiday food drive has ended, it does not stop hunger from affecting many of our neighbors. A report done by Project Bread noted that 1 out of 9 households in Massachusetts are considered food insecure.”

The Register, however, was heartened to see how Norfolk County communities are dealing with the issue of hunger. “Some of these communities were pretty innovative in addressing the problem with mobile pop-up pantries going into neighborhoods and to creating classes on how to cook and shop for food more efficiently. Additionally, I was struck by the large number of people that were involved in the fight against hunger through their local pantry.”

Register O’Donnell concluded, “Obviously hunger doesn’t end when the holidays are over. I urge residents to consider dropping off food supplies at their local pantries across Norfolk County. Most pantries are requesting canned goods, breakfast cereals, pasta, sauces, toiletries and paper products. Dropping off a food donation at a local pantry can make a world of difference in helping a family in need.”

For a list of food pantries, please visit the Registry of Deeds website at To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at or follow us on and

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, 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. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101,
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