From the Newtown Bee:
The food pantry is especially in need of dry cereals, juice, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned tuna and chicken, pasta sauce, rice and pasta, regular ground coffee, black or green tea bags, canned tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, hash, stew, complete pancake mix, and canned fruit. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always welcomed. A substantial supply of canned soup and canned vegetables is on hand, at this time, so volunteers are not seeking those items.
"Please," begged Ms Gates, "we do not want out-of-date items. Please check the expiration dates before donating." Sorting through expired items takes valuable time, and those items must go directly to the dump, said Ms Paulson.
Cash donations are welcome, as are any Big Y coins. Botsford Post Office collects Big Y coins for the FAITH Food Pantry, Ms Paulson said. (http://newtownbee.com/Features/2012-07-25__17-21-02/FAITH+Food+Pantry+Needs+Donations)
Donations are accepted between 9 am and noon, each Tuesday, and between 6 and 7:30 pm, each Thursday, in the basement of St John's.
Monetary Donations can be sent to:
F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
P.O. Box 53
Newtown, CT 06470-0053
For more information, call 203-426-8507 or 203-426-5604.