FAITH Food Pantry

  • A Small Basket Has Yielded A Steady Supply Of Donations For Food Pantry

    In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.

  • Registration Nearly Full For June Newtown Car Show

    The 2015 Newtown Car Show is slated for June 20, with up to 250 exotic cars to be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street.

    As of January 21, just 43 openings remained for car owners hoping to reserve a parking location for their vehicles on what show Co-Chair Chris Sferruzzo is hoping will be a sunny Saturday. Spaces for 250 cars are planned.

  • Food, Coat Drive At Foundry For FAITH, Through January 4

    Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, at 1 Glen Road, has designated the restaurant as a drop off location for both nonperishable food items and new or used coats and jackets to help families in need this holiday season. Donations are welcomed through January 4.

    The restaurant will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items to benefit FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook. Food items needed most include pasta, sauce, juice, and various canned goods.

  • 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!

  • Turkey Call to Action

    To the Editor:

    For the past 32 years the FAITH Food Pantry has provide food for Newtown residents in time of need.  During the Thanksgiving holiday, turkeys are also given out.  Despite the fact that the fall season food drives have been good we anticipate we will not have enough turkeys to give out.

  • Sandy Hook Halloween Walk Returning Saturday

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is hoping to see plenty of young costumed residents this weekend, during The Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk.

    This year’s event will be Saturday, October 25, from 11 am to 2 pm. Downtown merchants  — all located within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Washington Avenue-Riverside Road-Glen Road intersection — will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.

  • FAITH Volunteers Are Counting On Generosity Of Passport Guests

    To the Editor,

    The scarce contents of the FAITH Food Pantry shelves are anxiously awaiting the donations that will come from the 4th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11. The numbers of residents we are helping is growing every month, placing more of a demand on our volunteers to keep the shelves stocked. 

  • ‘Hunger Action Month’ Is Every Month At Local Food Pantries

    September is Hunger Action Month, a monthlong campaign launched by the Connecticut Food Bank, and supported by the Citizens Bank Foundation. Intended to raise awareness of the extent of hunger in the nation — 49 million Americans, including nearly half a million in Connecticut, according to information from the Connecticut Food Bank — this effort can be supported on the local level, as well.

  • Food Bank Grateful For Support

    To the Editor:

    Our hearts are overflowing with thanks to Rich Marcuccio, Stop & Shop Store Manager and to Chris Sferruzzo, co-organizer and Newtown resident. We also want to thank the many local organizations and individuals who contributed to the phenomenal success of the car show fund raiser and raffle held at Stop & Shop on June 14 for FAITH Food Pantry.