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Sponsor-A-Basket plea turns to Arlington

Sagar Rastogi, a rising senior at Arlington High School, is helping to lead an initiative called Sponsor-A-Basket with two other high school students from Burlington, Anshul Shirude and Ayush Shingavi, to help food pantries feed families in uncertain times.  

ScoopermaniaAyush Shingavi, left, and Anshul Shirude await your donations.

 The three have already raised well over $3,000 for Burlington, Tewksbury, Lexington and Bedford. Now, the team is working through Arlington EATS, to serve families in need in Arlington.

Food pantries are working hard to make sure they can feed the families who need help. Recently, they launched a campaign with the Burlington Food Pantry and accumulated $1,597 in two weeks. Food equaling that amount was donated to the Burlington pantry. Instead of 25 to 30 families, it serves mire than 57 families daily.

The three have also expanded their campaign to Lexington, Tewksbury and Bedford.

They list 10 items to include in a “Sponsor-A-Basket,” with each basket costing $13 to serve one family. Any donations are greatly appreciated and will be reflected with personal messages from you on each basket: cereal, canned diced tomatoes, canned green beans, macaroni & cheese, dried beans, canned fruit, salad dressing, soy/almond milk, brown paper bags and canned soup.

If you are interested in contributing to this cause, consider donating to their GoFundMe campaign >>

Feel free to share the link ( to family, friends and neighbors. Following the dynamic trio on Instagram and twitter @sponsorabasket for daily updates.

This news announcement was published Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

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