FAITH Food Pantry

  • A Time For Sharing

    To the Editor:

  • Fill The Fire Trucks, November 21 & 22

    The annual Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive is just around the corner. Newtown firefighters will be spending time outside two of the town’s markets this weekend, accepting donations for FAITH Food Pantry just in time for Thanksgiving.

    Members of Hawleyville, Newtown Hook & Ladder, and Sandy Hook fire companies will be at Big Y, at 6 Queen Street, on Saturday, November 21, from 9 am until 2 pm. Then on Sunday, members of Botsford and Dodgingtown will be outside Stop & Shop at 228 South Main Street, during the same timeframe.

  • Almost Time To Fill The Fire Trucks

    Lee Paulsen, left, director of FAITH Food Pantry, recently met with Sandy Hook EMS Captain Karin Halstead, to go over what the pantry needs this year. The food pantry will receive a pre-Thanksgiving boost this weekend when the public responds to the annual request for Fill The Fire Truck. 

  • Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk Scheduled For October 24

    Attention all ghosts and goblins: Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity invites trick-or-treaters to the Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk on Saturday, October 24, from 11 am to 2 pm.

    During those hours, merchants in the area of Washington Avenue, Riverside Road, Glen Road and Church Hill Road will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.

  • Passport Event Will Benefit FAITH Food Pantry

    To the Editor:

    On Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 4 pm, the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, (S.H.O.P.), is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook.

  • A Special Community Event

    To the Editor:

    As a member of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department, I’d like to invite the people of Newtown and Sandy Hook to join us for a very special community event on Saturday, October 10.  Since the  inaugural Passport to Sandy Hook four years ago, this popular event has really grown, and we are looking forward to the 5th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook event being bigger and better!

  • Kindness Dream Ride Will Lead The Way To Sand Hill Plaza & Newtown Car Show, June 20

    When organizers of the Newtown Car Show began working on this year’s event, they decided to plan for 250 cars. When the first public announcement of the show was made in January, registration was nearly full.

  • NMS Food Drive Collects For FAITH Food Pantry

    A joint effort by the Newtown Middle School’s Interact Club and its Student Council collected food items from March 23 to April 30 at the school to donate to the FAITH Food Pantry, a non-ecumenical offering for town residents located at St John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook.

    The Interact Club also visited the FAITH Food Pantry on May 6 to donate the collection, tour the facility with food pantry Co-Chair Barbara Krell, and help sort the donated items.

  • Newtown Car Show Returning Father’s Day Weekend

    Rich Marcuccio, manager of Newtown Stop & Shop; Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo, The Moms Club of Newtown, and FAITH Food Pantry are gearing up for the 2015 Newtown Car Show. This year’s event is being planned  for Saturday, June 20 — the eve of Father’s Day — in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street in Newtown. Rain date is Saturday, June 27.

  • A Small Basket Has Yielded A Steady Supply Of Donations For Food Pantry

    In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.