Quincy cookout, fundraiser will donate food locally and to those in Ukraine

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QUINCY – Quincy Point Congregational Church will host a fundraising concert and cookout next month to benefit a local organization and one donating money to those affected by the war in Ukraine.

The cookout will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, with a concert to follow at 7. Ticket sales will benefit Quincy's Interfaith Social Services, a nonprofit that provides food, housing assistance and more to local families; and World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit donating food to  people affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We're inspired by (World Central Kitchen) because they help folks to help themselves," Deanne Van Schagen, the event coordinator, said. "Everyone needs to be fed."

Southern Rail performs at the Quincy Point Congregational Church during the 2018 Springtime Celebration.
Southern Rail performs at the Quincy Point Congregational Church during the 2018 Springtime Celebration.

Locally, Interfaith Social Services runs a food pantry and a thrift shop, and offers counseling, seasonal programs for children and homelessness prevention services.

The  June 18 cookout will consist of hamburgers, pulled pork and salad. Starting at 7 p.m., local band Southern Rail will play 90 minutes of music.

The church has been holding community fundraisers for more than 20 years. Earlier this year, it donated about $4,000 to a church in Poland to help refugees.

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Tickets for the meal and concert are $25 for adults and $20 for students. It will be free for children under 5 and $20 per person for a family of four or more.

The church is at 444 Washington St., Quincy.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.com, by calling 617-773-6424 or emailing office@quincypointcong.org.

The flyer for the 2022 Quincy Point Congregational Church Picnic on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
The flyer for the 2022 Quincy Point Congregational Church Picnic on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

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Reach Hongyu Liu at HLiu@patriotledger.com. 

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