MCS extends heartfelt thanks to our community for its recent support which enabled the very successful outreach this Thanksgiving providing food baskets to 94 families and individuals. The Madison Jaycees, the Madison Lions, and the Madison Rotary made substantial monetary donations. Groups in town held food drives which brought in more than 6500 pounds of food! Our thanks go out to St. Margaret’s Church, the students at Ryerson School, and Boy Scout Troup 490 for their amazing efforts. Local companies such as Clarity Solutions and Bilco Doors also donated food. Daniel Hand’s football team gave of its time to pack the donated food. Girl Scouts in town made cookies and Summerhill Farms Catering donated pies. The DHHS Leo Club along with many families and individuals from the community helped fill and deliver the baskets. This endeavor would not have been possible without the help of Wendy Larsen, Social Services Coordinator for Madison Youth & Family Services, and the organizational time and talents of Margaret and Vinnie Diglio. We are thankful for the wonderful efforts made by groups and individuals within the Madison community which make the work of MCS and the Holiday Food Basket Program possible.
Madison Schools’ bus company, Durham School Services, recently held a “Stuff – A- Bus” food drive for the food pantry and got enough food to stuff the bus. Actually, they stuffed the bus with 2625 pounds of food! Thank you for such a great drive.
Many thanks to St. Margaret Parish for this past Fathers’ Day weekend’s food drive. Over 3500 pounds were raised. The parishioners sorted, date checked and transported the food. It was done in record time. Great job Connie and Michael Piccione for organizing the event.
Pictured Left to right: Barbara Francese, Mitchell Cohan (Madison Food Pantry), Barbara DeRosa and Margaret Luecke (Women’s Club of Madison Members and Food Pantry Volunteers).
The Madison Women’s Club recently made a $500.00 donation to the MCS Food Pantry. Barbara De Rosa, one of our volunteers, and also, a member of the Women’s Club presented Mitchell Cohan with a check for the $500.00.
A big thank you to Michelle Catucci and all the kids at Brown Middle School for the wonderful food drive. They raised 150 lbs of food which was much needed. We also would like to thank Anne Marie Haigis for all she does in the organization of the school drives.
St. Andrew’s Church just held a food drive over the weekend of May 19 and brought in over 1200 pounds of much needed food. Pastor Steve is seen here blessing the food before it was moved to the food pantry by lots of St. Andrews parishioners.
Many thanks to Shay Toohey, her family, and Madison Little League, for holding a food drive at the opening day parade for Madison Little League. A total of 345 pounds of food was raised. Have a great season.
Madison Beach Hotel recently made a $250 donation to the Madison Food Pantry. The money was raised when they gave a portion of the ticket sales from the Scott Kirby concert to the pantry. In addition, they collected 280 pounds of food before the show. Thank you Madison Beach Hotel and happy one year anniversary.
Madison Community Services’ Maryann Francischelli accepts check from John Mathers, General manager of the Madison Beach Hotel.
The Junior and Senior Youth Group at the North Madison Congregational Church raised over 400 pounds of food by having a scavenger hunt. They put flyers around the neighborhoods of Bartlett and Winterhill Road asking for donations. Then they went and picked up the bags. The foods were each given a point value and the team with the most points won ice cream. Thanks so much to all that were involved.
Jessica and Jillian from Our Lady of Mercy, presented a check to the Madison Food Pantry in the amount of $250. These young ladies decided to raffle off a basket filled with goodies with the proceeds going to the pantry. Thank you girls and OLM!
Jessica and Jillian of OLM support Madison Food Pantry