Stocking Up For The Holidays [Video]

DHHS junior class officers, along with several other students, and class advisors, spent Tuesday afternoon at the Madison Food Pantry stocking up, so that every one in town has a taste of the good life this holiday season.


Thanks to Daniel Hand High School Junior Class advisors, a large group of students, and other volunteers, the Madison Food Pantry is well on its way to being stocked for the holidays. A food drive at the school gathered almost 2,300 pounds of food, which was delivered Tuesday.

The students then helped sort through the donated goods to make sure the cans were in good shape and that the food had not expired. They worked hard for several hours and were invited to take a bagel break. The students enthusiastically accepted the bagels, but declined the break, continuing to work as they wolfed down their snack.

The group helping Tuesday included Erica Browne, Paula Filippone, Ellery Newton, Lauren Gallagher, Chandler Burke, Carlin McCarthy, Arthur Wilkins, Erin Healey, Andrew Bastian, Dylan Mather, Sarah Passalaqua, Scott and Rebecca Rubenstein, and Marcel Nietlisbach.

The contributions from the school Tuesday supplement other recent generous donations, including meat from Stop & Shop that is packed in to the pantry's donated freezer, and large amounts of healthy, fresh produce from the Connecticut Food Bank.

Laura December 07, 2011 at 06:04 PM
Good to hear the Madison food pantry is doing so well. Meanwhile the Guilford Food Bank recently sent an urgent letter to local businesses saying their shelves are empty as they received less than half of the donations of the past few years and they are desperate for help.
Vincent Diglio December 08, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Thanks to DHHS Junior Class Advisors Erica Browne and Paula Fillipone and the Officers of the Junior Class and all those students who contributed over 3,200 lbs. of food to the Madison Community Services Food Pantry. This large donation will be put to good use. On behalf of MCS, Inc. Board, MCS Food Pantry Supervisors and the Food Pantry Volunteers we wish all Happy Holidays. You have certainly made the holidays much better for Madison residents who are less fortunate.


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