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Chocolate: You Eat It and Others Benefit

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Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate

St. Mark’s Chocolate Festival TO GO! Will Benefit Local Food Pantries in a Safe New Format

WESTFORD, Mass.—St Mark’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious boxes of homemade chocolate desserts to raise money for local food pantries in a creative take on its long-running Chocolate Festival. Boxes can be purchased online (www.st-mark.org/chocolate) and then picked up at the church on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more than 20 years, St. Mark’s Chocolate Festival allowed chocoholics to indulge their cravings—while also helping their neighbors in need—by purchasing tickets to an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of chocolate treats, all made with love by St. Mark’s parishioners. 

With Chocolate Festival TO GO!, pre-made boxes chocked-full of the same type of homemade chocolate desserts can be ordered online ahead of time (or on the day of the festival if extra boxes are available). Patrons can then come to St. Mark’s to pick up the box safely from volunteers stationed in the parking lot or just inside the church foyer (depending on weather).

Local businesses are also stepping up to donate prizes for the Chocolate Festival raffle, which will feature Valentine’s Day-themed packages. The many valuable prizes include two tickets to an Indian Hill Music Center performance plus an overnight stay at the Groton Inn with breakfast. Raffle tickets can be purchased online (www.st-mark.org/chocolate) for $2 each. Winning tickets will be pulled at the end of the festival at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on Facebook Live. 

All proceeds benefit local food pantries and St Mark’s building fund, which supports low-cost community use of its facilities. For more information, visit www.st-mark.org/chocolate.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located at 75 Cold Spring Road, Westford, Mass.