Dear friends,

I begin this message to you as I prepare to conclude my visit to my hometown of Guanica, Puerto Rico, where my family and I have been vacationing and fact-finding these past few weeks. The island is recovering, but still has a long way to go before the job is done and services are back in place following last year's devastating hurricane. As this issue of El Amanecer goes to press, we can hardly believe that the Summer is drawing to a close and, along with it, our child nutrition programs which fed breakfast and lunch to hundreds of local school children at 11 different sites in Leominster, Fitchburg and Gardner.

Highlights of this issue:
  • Photos of our 2018 Community Block Party.
  • Acknowledgement of our generous program booklet sponsors.
  • Dining For Hunger's donation of $2,500 each to SAC & Ginny's for our food pantry.
  • Thanking Leominster Fire Department for invaluable assistance with our tent and block party - children loved sitting in the fire truck!
  • United Way's Day of Caring will assist SAC with food pantry organization, details for sign up below! A chance for action!
  • Continuing our Soup Kitchen Suppers - Breakfast Cafe meals for the needy with a story about Georgie Rodriguez's efforts to help.
  • Photos & videos of the amazing donation of 100 backpacks from the Aubuchon family - Gretchen and children Liam, Burke & Lucy.
  • Citizenship classes at Leominster Library information & link.
  • SAC is a co-sponsor of an upcoming candidates forum at Fitchburg State University/Elect North Central Coalition.
  • Acknowledgement of Growing Places & CHNA#9 assistance with Allencrest Summer activities.
  • And - update- watch for our Higgins Cocina expansion set to continue thanks to our dear friend Mr. Peter Bovenzi.
  • And more!

Scroll down for updates and links. And, please - don't forget to vote on September 4th's Massachusetts primary election!


Executive Director, Spanish American Center