Christmas comes quickly after Thanksgiving, which means the food pantry at Storrs Congregational is emptied twice within a month.
Food was distributed to twenty-three families during Thanksgiving week, and our Outreach Board is anticipating another 20 to 25 families for Christmas food distribution.
Think of the pantry when you see “buy one, get one free” or “get two free”. The extras will be helpful. The items that are always in demand are peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, tuna fish, and soups.
You may leave your donations for the pantry beside the lounge kitchen of the SCC Parish House or in the shopping cart near the elevator between the Parish House and Education Building
The Outreach Board thanks you on behalf of those who receive.
Another way we feed the hungry is through the bread ministry. Every other Thursday, several members of the congregation work at Food Share and our church adds bread and pastries to the food distribution by truck. Through the cooperation of Price Chopper, day-old baked goods are picked up three time each week. They are frozen and kept for Food Share or taken to the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. Price Chopper is now donating leftover produce for the Soup Kitchen as well.