QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With a statewide cold weather advisory in effect on Tuesday, a food pantry in Quincy could not keep their doors open. Interfaith Social Services, a nonreligious organization aimed to improve the life of families on the South Shore, ran into heater trouble just in time for the frigid temperatures.
"Our heating system is broken- it's a $27,000 fix," said Interfaith Social Services Director of Development Paula Daniels. Daniels went on to say that it was so cold within the building on Adams Street that she had to keep a jacket on, and could see her own breath.
The closure hit hard for families relying on the Interfaith Social Services for food. Daniels said that at least fifty households probably would have turned up Tuesday morning if they were open.
Looking towards the future, Daniels said that donations can help turn their situation around.
"Any food items can help, $5 even goes a long way, or donating time- whatever people can do to help us would be great right now," Daniels said.
WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.