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  • Food Bank Grateful For Support

    To the Editor:

    Our hearts are overflowing with thanks to Rich Marcuccio, Stop & Shop Store Manager and to Chris Sferruzzo, co-organizer and Newtown resident. We also want to thank the many local organizations and individuals who contributed to the phenomenal success of the car show fund raiser and raffle held at Stop & Shop on June 14 for FAITH Food Pantry.

  • Grocery Store Car Show Raises $10,000 For Food Pantry

    Stop & Shop Store Manager Rich Marcuccio, right, FAITH Food Pantry co-chair Nancy Taylor and event co-organizer and Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo gathered in front of several pallets of food collected for FAITH Food Pantry during a June 14 car show and raffle held at the South Main Street grocery store in Sand Hill Plaza.

  • Food Pantry To Benefit From June 14 Car Show, Raffle

    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 Marcuccio 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.

  • 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.

  • Hunger May Have A Familiar Face

    “Hunger is in everyone’s backyard,” said Newtown Congregational Church Assistant Minister Allysa De Wolf, including Newtown. Two food pantries, FAITH in the basement of St John’s Episcopal Church on Washington Avenue, and the Salvation Army food pantry in Town Hall South, serve residents year round, and the number of people who make use of the pantries has increased in recent years.

  • The FAITH Food Pantry Thanks All

    To the Editor:

     All five fire companies of Newtown, under the organizational leadership of Karin Halstead, successfully completed their annual Thanksgiving food drive.  For the 13th consecutive year the drive was a huge success.  In addition, St Rose Church organized their food drive.  Nearly 100 turkeys, along with nearly 200 boxes of food, and over $1,400 in cash and gift cards were collected.

  • A Generous Response

    To the Editor:

    I would like to thank the generous residents of Newtown for coming out this past Saturday the 23rd of November for the 13th Annual Fill the Fire Truck Food Drive.

  • Time To Fill The Fire Trucks

    Members of all five of Newtown’s fire companies will be outside two of the town’s food markets this weekend, collecting donations for FAITH Food Pantry.

    The 13th Annual Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive will take place Saturday, November 23, from 9 am to 2 pm. Members of Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook companies will be outside Big Y, at 6 Queen Street; while Botsford and Dodgingtown will be stationed outside Stop & Shop, in Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street.

  • Unraveling The Safety Net

    Last week, a group of volunteers responsible for Newtown’s Victory Garden at Fairfield Hills went to an orchard in nearby Washington and returned with a half ton of apples in the back of a pickup truck. They delivered them to the FAITH Food Pantry and the Nunnawauk Meadows senior housing complex. The fresh fruit was a welcome addition to the pantry, which along with the food bank run by Newtown Social Services, feeds several hundred Newtown residents every month. Newtown is a generous place, but there are times when even these cupboards are nearly bare.

  • Volunteers Pick Apples In Washington, Conn. For Newtown Pantry

    Apples, apples, and more apples. Victory Garden Founder Harvey Pessin dropped his tailgate to reveal a truck bed filled with bagged apples. He and other Victory Garden volunteers made a trip to Washington, Conn. Wednesday, November 6, where a private property owner with more than 150 apple trees welcomed him and others to pick for free as many apples as they liked. “All we had to do was pick,” he said. Estate crews in Washington were able to haul produce and load guests’ vehicles.