posted on May 08, 2012 15:00
The Family Pantry of Cape Cod is grateful to the Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program who have provided tremendous support in helping to create a vegetable garden to provide more fresh produce to our clients.
Pictured are Mary Anderson - Executive Director of The Family Pantry of Cape Cod, Joe Finn and Tim Callahan from the Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service office, and Don Milbier - project manger and committee member of the Garden.
Probationers, ordered to do community service in lieu of court costs, performed more than 400,000 hours over the past year. Offenders across the state work at food pantries where they have helped distribute healthy food to struggling families. Probationers played a pivotal role in the clean-up of the aftermath of a devastating tornado that hit western Massachusetts last June. Offenders have assisted in the construction, remodeling, and painting of non-profit organizations such as churches and synagogues, as well as senior citizen centers. The Massachusetts Trial Court Community Service Program was first established in 1998 and is a division of the Office of Community Corrections which is comprised of 21 Community Corrections Centers throughout the Commonwealth where offenders can earn their GED’s, participate in job training, and receive drug and alcohol counseling.
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