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  • 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.

  • A WIN-Win For FAITH Food Pantry

    FAITH Food Pantry has relied on the kindness and support of Newtown residents and even a few businesses for more than three decades. The pantry, situated in the undercroft of St John’s Episcopal Church on Washington Avenue, earlier this year observed its 30th anniversary of providing food to residents who need a hand putting meals on their table.

    In June, food pantry co-organizers report they were providing food for nearly 5,000 meals per week. Volunteers plan for three meals per day per family member.

  • A Timely Food Drive

    To the Editor:

    The F.A.I.TH. Food Pantry would like to thank everyone who donated non-perishable food to the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company during the Passport to Sandy Hook event. It was a very timely food drive.

    We have had a tremendous drain on our resources as the need of our community is growing every month.  Our gratitude goes to everyone who worked so hard to organize the event that shows off our special Sandy Hook while helping the food pantry.

    Sincerely,

  • Support The Pantry

    To the Editor,

    The F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry would like to remind the community of a wonderful event being held on Saturday, October 12th from 11 am to 4 pm.  The 3rd Annual Passport to Sandy Hook continues to be a supporter of the Pantry and once again is requesting all who attend to bring nonperishable food items.

  • Potluck At The Pantry

    Volunteers recently gathered for a potluck supper to mark the 30th anniversary of FAITH Food Pantry, a nonecumenical pantry based out of St John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook. While it was an event to mark three decades of helping people put food on their tables, the fact is FAITH — and its Social Services counterpart at Town Hall South — is still a necessity in Newtown.

  • A Welcome Harvest

    To the Editor:

    How better to close the summer of wonderful, fresh produce grown by the hard working volunteers of the Victory Garden than to have some of those same volunteers, including members of the Garden Club, travel to Washington, CT and return with a massive amount of beautiful, organic apples?  It’s like the icing on the cake, or better yet the applesauce on the vegetables!