Any event at which the general public is served food will require a separate permit from the Health Department. A variety of factors affect food safety, ranging from the condition of the facility to food handling methods. The permit for individual places of worship approves the facility itself for specific, limited uses. Health Department must be notified of individual events run by different groups so that food borne illness outbreaks can be investigated, and so the hosts of the event can be given the necessary information on food safety to prevent such an outbreak in the first place. Please call 508-949-3800, ext. 4002 for more information.