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Friday, October 8, 2010

Sterling House Food Pantry is seeking food donations

One of the largest food pantries in Stratford, in 2009 the pantry provided food for more than 7,000 people, and food for more than 62,000 meals, the agency said in a statement.

The pantry also provided new back packs with school supplies to more than 300 children this September.

Last year the pantry provided all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal to more than 200 families

The pantry now has a new storage room for food renovated by a local Eagle Scout and is asking the public to help fill it. The following food items are needed: Canned soups, vegetables, fruits, tuna, chicken and ham. Also, single serving items such as ravioli, corn beef hash, chili, rice items (white rice, Rice A Roni), instant mashed potatoes, hot and cold cereals, peanut butter & jelly, crackers pasta and pasta sauce.

For more information call Ray O’Donnell, food pantry manager at Sterling House; 203-378-2606, Ext. 110 or


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