food drive

  • NMS Student Council Readying For Fall Food Drive

    Newtown Middle School’s Student Council is gearing up for its 2015 Student Council Food Drive.

    The group collects items each year for Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) and its annual Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. Other local schools also collect for the campaign.

    On Monday, September 28, the council members briefly discussed the upcoming collection, before another meeting on Monday, October 12, will really set the collection for the middle school.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    After three back-to-back winter storms last week, it feels as if winter has released its grip on us, at last. I think I even saw some grassy areas peeking through, after the sunny days midweek. This hint of spring probably has gardeners itching to get their hands back into the soil — or at least get the garden prepped for planting. The Governor’s Horse Guard is ready to help.

  • The Greatest Town On Earth

    To the Editor:

    Just before the November 22nd food drive in front of Big Y supermarket, I must admit I was nervous.  We only had two turkeys in our freezer!  The Bee printed my concern in a letter to the editor a couple of days before the drive.

    The outpouring from the citizens of Newtown was unbelievable. Newtowners were hand delivering turkeys to FAITH for several days afterwards. Coupled with the turkeys collected by the Sandy Hook and Hawleyville fireman we ended up with over 100 turkeys.

  • The Generosity Of Newtown

    To the Editor:

    A huge thank you to the very generous residents of Newtown!  You have come through again this year to stock the shelves of the FAITH Food Pantry!  The volunteer firefighters of Newtown were able to give them 72 turkeys, 1 ham, 157 boxes of food and $1,382 in cash and gift cards!

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Caraluzzi’s Market, at 5 Queen Street, is hosting The Animal Center’s cat and kitten food drive through June 21. The Animal Center is requesting Friskies and Purina brand wet and dry food, but all donations are greatly appreciated as it heads into its busiest time of year. Donation bins are located at the store entranceways.

  • Politicians Encourage Donations For Social Services Food Drive

    With winter weather settling in, State Sen John McKinney (R-28), State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), DebraLee Hovey (R-112), and Dan Carter (R-2), along with Newtown’s Social Services Department, are holding a food drive in the month of January to benefit Newtown families in need.

  • 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.