The town's main food donation drive for the Cheshire Food Pantry will be held this weekend despite the stauts of the power outage.
"It is certainly obvious that everyone in town has experienced some 'lifetime' hardships this week, however we must continue to extend a helping hand to help feed our hungry neighbors," said organizer Tom Scannell.
Volunteers will be in front of and Everybody's grocery store and on the from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to collect food for Cheshire residents.
The donations are given to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc. which provides food subsidies for individuals and families in need. On average, CCFP serves 90 Cheshire families each month. The non-profit group is dedicated to improving the quality of life of residents and their welfare in the community.
To guide residents on what to purchase for the food drive, volunteers at the stores will provide a "shopping list" of the most needed items. Here are suggested items:
Canned meat, snacks, powdered milk, tomato sauces, rice, granola bars, canned fruit, condiments, stews, juice/juice boxes, baking products, and cereal. These items should be in either cans or boxes.
Recent donations to the Cheshire Food Pantry came from:
- The youth members of who donated over 650 lbs of food in mid-October to the pantry
- which donated over $2,000 and 900 pounds of food to the pantry following a benefit chili cook-off.
To volunteer on the green, or help in other ways, call Deborah or Zavosh Kohan at (203) 250-8889.
You may also provide financial support to the town's Food Voucher Program which is administered through the Cheshire Human Services Department. It allows unrestricted food assistance to Cheshire families in need. Make checks payable to :
- Cheshire Food Drive, PO Box 926, Cheshire, CT 06410 - 0926