Kiwanis Collect Record Donations to Fill Food Pantry Shelves for the Holidays
Along with the wonderful Town Holiday Stroll, the first weekend of December witnessed an outpouring of generosity by the Wilton community, as demonstrated by a record-level of donations collected by the Kiwanis Club of Wilton at the Village Market and Stop & Shop.
Lauren Hughes, coordinator of Senior Services, proclaimed that she thought it was the largest Food Drive in memory. “We can’t thank the people of Wilton and the Wilton Kiwanis enough,” she says. “We can always count on them to open their hearts to support those in need.”
Jack McFadden, Kiwanis Club President is grateful for how Wilton residents once again responded to the need, “The words of Dickens have found a home in Wilton during the holidays when ‘want is most keenly felt, and abundance rejoices.’ We are proud to be part of a caring community.”
Over the years, most recently under the leadership of Kiwanian Jeff Turner, the Kiwanis Club has collected food and donations valued at $40-45,000 annually. “We are so grateful,” says Sarah Heath, director of Social Services.
Club leaders say they are always looking for active, service-minded neighbors and welcome new volunteers to join the Kiwanis Club in the spring for the next quarterly food drive. For more information, visit the Kiwanis Club of Wilton website.