In 2020, due to the pandemic, the Middlesex Food Shelf was forced to close. Middlesex resident David Carkeet, long-time volunteer and chair of the Middlesex Food Shelf at the time, shifted to giving cash grants of $200 to Middlesex residents in need. It was during this time that Dave and Liz Scharf, another Middlesex resident and long-time Food Shelf volunteer, decided to move forward with the creation of a community fund that could do this work more formally. And from that point forward, the wheels were put in motion for the formation of the Middlesex Community Fund.
The Board of Directors of the Fund includes: Liz Scharf, Brigid Browning, Theresa Mann, Abby Brown, Amy Rose, and Thea Schwartz. David Carkeet serves as an advisor. Looking ahead, the Board hopes the Fund will become, in a sense, a “community bank account” to be accessed by those who live and work in Middlesex.
If you would like to share your ideas about the ways in which the Board can carry out its mission, please contact us. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete and submit a Board Member application in order to be considered for Board membership.