Watch CBS News

Quincy Food Pantry Gets $10,000 In Donations To Fix Broken Heating System That Forced It To Close

QUINCY (CBS) - The Interfaith Food Pantry in Quincy is getting some much needed helped from the community.

They had to shut down earlier this week when the heating system broke, making it too cold inside for volunteers to work safely. Several families weren't able to get their groceries.

It will cost $27,000 to fix the old heating system.

Since WBZ-TV did a story on the pantry Tuesday, the organization has received pledges of $10,000 to help them with the repair bill. They've also received several calls from HVAC specialists and electricians offering help with the project.

The old heating unit will be removed from the roof and replaced with a new one Saturday.

The pantry's executive director said the donations prove that people are "inherently good and willing to help."

EMERGENCY COMPONENT - LOCAL

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.