Our Community Food Pantry serving Southwick, Tolland and
Granville is pleased to report the success of our Thanksgiving food drive.With the help of our community we were able
to distribute meals to 95 families.Included in this meal were homemade pies made by the students and staff
of Southwick-Tolland Regional High School, who baked a total of 118 pies, which
allowed us to not only give them out for the Thanksgiving holiday, but also in
the weeks after as a part of the usual monthly distribution.
Now we are in our final push to supply meals for Christmas
for the needy in our community.Thanks
to the generosity of our community, we are going into Christmas already having
turkeys to distribute, but we’re still in need of these and other items.We could also use canned veggies, potatoes,
stuffing and boxed desserts.
Those looking for a little help getting a meal on the table
for this upcoming holiday should sign up at the Our Community Food Pantry (220 College Hwy, Southwick,
MA) by Monday, December 17th
so that we will be able to determine how much food we’ll be distributing.Christmas meals will be distributed during
regular business hours during the week of December 17th – 20th.
Please help out; a small donation can help make this a
special Christmas for all.
TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS:
you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please
keep the following facts in mind.
The Salvation Army Commissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only
$13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause. The American Legion
National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! The Vietnam Veterans AssociationNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.
Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth! Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.
100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child. St. Jude Research Hospital
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can not afford to pay. Ronald McDonald Houses
All monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.
100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.
Lions Club International
100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND, BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING
Our Community Food Pantry, serving Southwick, Tolland and Granville, is getting ready for the upcoming holiday. This year we are incredibly thankful for the students and staff of Southwick-Tolland Regional High School who are helping in a great way. These local kids and adults are working hard to donate 80 homemade pies to add to the Thanksgiving meals that we are di
stributing for this upcoming holiday.
In addition to the delicious pies being donated, we will also be distributing stuffing, cranberry sauce, veggies, gravy, other desserts and turkeys. We hope to have enough to help out all those in need, but we could use your help to make this a wonderful holiday for all.
Please think of your neighbors in need during this holiday season and donate some of the above items so that everyone can have a special holiday.
This year we are asking those needing some help with getting a meal for Thanksgiving to sign up at Our Community Food Pantry (220 College Hwy, Southwick, MA) by Thursday November 15th so that we will be able to determine how much food we’ll be distributing.
Thank you and we hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
If you are looking to donate, we are open
Monday - 3-5
We will also be collecting donations Saturday morning 11/17/12
If you are looking for help, please come to the pantry during our
Hours of Operation:
Monday - 3-5
Families need to sign up for Thanksgiving meals by Thursday 11/15/12
Meals will be distributed Tuesday 11/20 from 3-6pm.
Some people can warm a cold day with a mere smile. Some family's
radiate life. Marie and the Cigals are perfect examples. A big,
boisterous clan they are. When they get together, they celebrate one
another and welcome all to join in the fun.
years ago Marie's
daughter spent a fall afternoon with her grandfather Clayton Sr. carving
They displayed them on his front step for all to see. A year passed and
another grandchild joined in the festivities and they needed a couple
steps to show off their creations. Three decades later four generations
of Cigal's show up for a weekend long party. This year friends and
family had 400 pumpkins to carve, including a couple over 200lbs. They
rose to the challenge and on nights leading up to Halloween, Clayton
Sr's. yard is lit up with brightly colored jacks-o-lanterns of all sorts
of shapes and sizes.
For years this labor of love has warmed the
hearts of neighbors and town residents. A simple sign requesting
donations for the Our Community Food Pantry annually raises enough food and
money to provide families in need with months worth of groceries. Most
of us think of All Hallows' Eve a holiday of consumption, to the
Cigal's it is one for giving.