ZAGBA Zoroastrian Association of Greater Boston Area

Harvard meal-packing project

Dear ZAGBA Community,

It’s that time of the year, where ZAGBA joins forces with the Harvard Chaplains and works side by side with religious and non-religious communities to pack thousands of meal boxes for the Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal-Packing Service Project.  This is a community service event for all family members, so to families with younger children (preferably Kindergarten and above), this is a great way to show your kids how to give back to your community.

Our own ZAGBA member, Daryush Mehta, who is the Zoroastrian Chaplain at Harvard is one of the leads for this Project.  40,000 meals will be packed and distributed to local charities through the EndHungerNE Outreach Program.  Approx. 10% of Massachusetts households struggle to provide food for their families.  Hence, please volunteer/donate for this very noble cause.  Information is below.

WhenSunday, November 11, 2018.

Time:  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:  Central Arcade, Harvard Science Center

How to Volunteer:  You may sign up in a variety of ways:

a) Set up assistance: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

b) Meal packing time slots (to sign up in link mentioned below):

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

c) Moving packed boxes: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please read the instructions below on how to sign up for volunteering or to donate online.  For those volunteering, it is very important that you sign up in a proper shift of your choice and please reference that you are representing: “ZAGBA GROUP”.

Links to donate & sign-up:

1)-Webpage for the Nov 11 event:

2)-The above webpage has the link to the Google sign-up form (same as last year): Sign-up form

How to donate:  (Please mention ZAGBA):

If you prefer to send a check, please mail a check payable to “ZAGBA” (mention, “The Thanksgiving Project”) and

mail it to: Pria Sarma, 103 Randlett Park, West Newton MA 02465.

However, we request that if you can, please donate online, since that’s an option (as mentioned above).

Thank you all for your time and generosity.

Best wishes,


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