Food Pantry To Benefit From June Car Show

While car enthusiasts of all ages will have a chance to check out and admire myriad vehicles during a special car show being planned for June 14, FAITH Food Pantry will ultimately benefit from the event.

The car show will be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street. Store manager Rich Marcucio is organizing the event, which will run from 9 am until 4 pm, to raise funds and food for the food pantry. Rain date is Saturday, June 21.

“Our shelves are emptied as fast as we can fill them,” said Nancy Taylor, a co-chair of the food pantry that has been located in the undercroft of St John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook for more than 30 years.

“I’ve never known a time when we had to buy soup,” she told The Newtown Bee this week. “We’re on our last few cases of pasta, [which is] another first.”

Owners of classic cars, hot rods, racing and special interest vehicles, trucks and motorcycles are all invited to bring their vehicle to the show next month. All styles are welcome, and there is no cut-off date.

“Bring anything with a motor,” said Ms Taylor. Vehicle owners will be asked for a $10 donation to participate in the event.

There will not be any formal awards presented, but show attendees will be invited to vote for their favorite vehicles by placing non-perishable food items in boxes located in front of each vehicle. All of the donations, including the vehicle fees, will be delivered to FAITH Food Pantry following the car show.

The Big Beat will perform Oldies music from 11:30 am until 2 pm.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and chips will all be available for purchase.

A raffle will also be conducted.

“Newtown Stop & Shop has been so generous to the pantry for as long as I can remember,” Ms Taylor said. “They have a ‘Food For Friends’ drive that raises thousands of dollars for us every year. They’ve held several car shows for us, but this one has some extra planning and effort.”

For additional information contact Mr Marcucio at 203-270-0177.


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