In Southington, Families Help Other Families in Need Because It’s the Right Thing to Do

Southington families helping other Southington families in need.

The Fourth Annual Southington Community Harvest Food Drive takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Food donations of our Southington citizens is needed to stock the Southington Food Pantry. It’s really all about lending a kind and helping hand to our neighbors who find themselves in economically stressed straits, unable to meet their families’ most basic needs of food.

Food donations will be accepted at the following drop-off locations: , , , , the and the .

The drive is jointly sponsored by the Rotary Club, Southington Community Services, Bread for Life, the S.H.S. Interact Club, the YMCA and the Southington Interfaith Clergy Association.

The needs of those assisted by the Food Pantry are vital and critical. But, our success depends on you and the generous people of our town. Please, we need your food donations and we need volunteers to help us carry out our mission. 

Most needed food items are tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, juice boxes, cereal, healthy snacks, pasta and sauce, soup, mac and cheese, canned meal items, e.g. pasta in can (ravioli, beefaroni, etc.). You might wish to pick up some of your food items at Stop & Shop, Tops Market or Walmart which are drop off points on the day of the drive.

The following volunteers and donatins are needed:

1. Volunteers to assist at drop off locations, loading food into volunteered vans being volunteered. 

2. A few vans or SUVs, each with a driver to deliver food to the pantry.

3. Volunteers at the Food Pantry to unload food and move it into the bay at 91 Norton Street in Plantsville.

It’s easy to help. Please, just call Janet Mellon, Director of Southington Community Services at (860) 628-3761.

Caring for our neighbors who need help is a special calling. But the people of Southington have demonstrated time and again that we are uniquely up to the challenge.

Let's do this job together. It's the right thing to do. 

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