food pantry

  • Stocking The Food Pantry

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of Newtown Social Services and the Salvation Army Food Pantry, we would like to thank the various groups who have conducted food drives for us in recent days; “Stuff a Bus”/Stop ‘n Shop, Taunton Press, St. Rose, Newtown High School, and Women Involved in Newtown.

    A special thank you to brother and sister, Nate and Jill Hoag, who raised $100 for our food pantry at their lemonade stand.  Great job!

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Your Newtown legislative delegation is challenging residents to help fill the Newtown Social Services Food Pantry. State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (106), Dan Carter (2), J.P. Sredzinski (112), and State Senator Tony Hwang (28), along with the Newtown’s Social Services Department, remind Newtown residents that they are holding a food drive until the end of February, to benefit Newtown families in need. Newtown Social Services Department has a significant need for food donations year-round, especially during the winter months.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Lee Paulson and volunteers at FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook had a nasty surprise when they opened up on the Thursday before Christmas. The large chest freezer, containing 29 frozen turkeys and other meats, had died. But thanks to the generosity of Steve Ford at Butcher’s Best Market, says Lee, none of the items went to waste. “Steve let us put all 29 frozen turkeys into the freezer at Butcher’s Best,” she says. The rest of the meats were packed into the smaller freezer at FAITH. “But God bless Steve.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.

  • Act Of Kindness

    To the Editor:

    I would like to extend a very heartfelt “thank you” to the kind gentleman who purchased 25 boxes of girl scout cookies at our cookie booth this past Saturday to be donated to the food pantry.

    You performed a very generous act of kindness for both the people that utilize the food pantry and for a group of young girls who were so excited to sell that many cookies to one person.  You proved that it truly is “Nicer in Newtown.”

    Thank you,