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Food Pantry November Drive-Thru Tomorrow; Stocking Stuffers Requested



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FAITH Food Pantry is planning its next monthly drive-thru food drive, when it will also launch a new project for its clients.

Volunteers will be outside the town’s pantry, at 46 Church Hill Road (behind the St Rose of Lima sanctuary), on Saturday, November 6, from 10 am until noon. Donations of nonperishable foods, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and pet supplies will all be accepted, as will financial donations.

Volunteers will collect the items from vehicles. Drivers and passengers will be asked to remain in their vehicles.

All items collected will be shared with clients of the food pantry, which serves Newtown residents in need.

Stocking Stuffers Sought

The pantry this month is also starting a collection of stocking stuffers.

All month long, volunteers will be accepting items suitable for children, adults, and senior citizens. Items should be new and unwrapped.

The pantry’s list of suggested items is as follows:

*Candy, mints, tea, coffee, small gourmet food, hot chocolate, and holiday candies.

*Makeup, including lipstick, lip balm, nail polish and remover.

*Jewelry/charms, holiday jewelry.

*Flashlights and nightlights.

*Hairbrush, comb, hand sanitizer, shower gel, soap, perfume and/or cologne, hair ties, bath bombs, bubble bath, hand lotion, and toothpaste.

*Bookmarks, flower seeds, fruit-nut mixes, sticky notes, wallets, small calendars, mini notepads, note cards, mini travel games, decks of cards, small coloring books, small puzzles, book lights, crossword puzzles, Sudoku books, magazines, and word search books.

*Cupcake liners, cookie cutters, sprinkles, spices, measuring spoons, magnets, reusable straws, and kitchen/tea towels.

*Hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, hand warmers, socks, watchs, sunglasses, garden/work gloves, candles, keychains, earbuds, tape measures, and car air fresheners.

*Bubbles, back scratchers, small water bottles, cleaning wipes, crayons or markers, pens and pencils, craft supplies, Play-Doh, paper clips, and Newtown items.

The panty is open Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30, and Thursday afternoons, 4 to 6, by appointment. There is no onsite donation box. Donations can be made during the open hours, or by calling 203-837-0816 or 203-426-5604 to arrange a visit.

In addition, collection boxes are available for regular and the seasonal/stocking stuffer donations at the office of The Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road; Barre Boutique, 87 South Main Street; Caraluzzi’s Newtown Market, 5 Queen Street; Fisio Physical Therapy, 141 Mt Pleasant Road; Popowich Chiropractor, 71 South Main Street; and Union Savings Bank, 1 Commerce Road.

For additional information visit newtownfoodpantry.org.

FAITH Food Pantry plans to conduct its next monthly drive-thru food drive on Saturday, when it will also launch a new project for its clients.
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