Editor's note: The Madison Police Department's annual toy and food drive helped provide toys and foods to many of our neighbors in Madison who are having a hard time this year. The latest donation on behalf of drive was made Monday, Dec. 17, when the turkeys were delivered to be included in the Christmas baskets going out to those who needed them. There were also donations and contributions from local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, the volunteers who helped organize the drive, and those who signed up to deliver the baskets. Here is some information from Madison Food Pantry volunteer Heather Pellatt about the Madison Food Pantry, the many people who help support its operations and how you can help, if you are able.
We at the Madison Community Services Food Pantry are truly grateful for the organizing efforts of Christie Hodge and the Madison Police Department for these last 3 years, and for all the generous donations from the residents of Madison.
We see, on average, 90 clients a week, many of them with families, and the Madison Police Department food drive, along with those conducted by our local churches, Stop & Shop, the Boy Scouts and many others, truly help our neighbors in need.
The Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11-3,and is located at 50 Mungertown Rd, Units 3 and 4. We accept donations during stocking hours each Tuesday from 11-1.
There is also a bin at Stop & Shop to place donations.
Some of the items we are in need of as we head into the winter season include pasta, pasta sauce, chili, stew, Chef-Boy-R Dee style meals, baked beans, tuna, soup and pasta sides.
Anyone wanting more information is welcome to the pantry number at 203 927 6070.