WESTON, Conn. Weston residents can give the gift of food during the holiday season and help ensure that Weston families in need, especially those with children, don't go hungry.
Right now its tough because people never forget us over Thanksgiving, but now we are in desperate need of a lot of items, said Betsy Peyreigne, co-director of the Weston Community Food pantry.
Many of the 125 Weston families in need have young children, Peyreigne said. "We need a lot of things that can help us make sure these kids are eating breakfast, having a good lunch and they get a warm dinner, especially when winter hits," she said.
Some of the items the food pantry needs are:
Boxes of juice
Canned tuna or chicken
Tuna and Hamburger Helper
The food pantry also needs dog and cat food. "The pets are the ones that a lot of people forget about. I never want to see a family have to give away a dog or cat just because money is tight," she said.
Donations can be dropped off at the food pantry on Norfield Road, in the same parking lot as EMS and the fire station.
Residents can make money donations as well. Checks can be made out to the Community Food Pantry, Inc. or gift cards can be purchased at the following stores: Stop & Shop, Caraluzzi's and Ancona's Market.
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