- Madison Community Services would like to thank our local civic groups who continue to give so generously regardless of economic times.
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!
Island Avenue School held a food drive to benefit the Madison Food Pantry just in time for Easter and Passover. The kids worked hard not just gathering the food but loading up the van for transport. They raised 322 pounds of food. What a great job! Many thanks go out to all who were involved. The effort was very much appreciated.
The Leos Club of the Polson School collected 240 pounds of food in their recent drive to benefit the Madison Food Pantry. The Leos Club is an extension of the Madison Lions Club and has been in existence at Polson since 2004. Lou Tresselt and Barry Miller, president-elect of the Madison Lions for 2013-2014, are the club’s advisors.
2013 Board of Directors Include (Left to Right)
Mitch Cohan, George Basler, Christine Basler, Richard Borner
Gwen Waldo, Nancy Porter, Mary Quimet
Cheryl T Campbell (President), Andrea Feig, Maryann Francischelli
Missing from Picture Margaret Diglio, Lynda Enright (Vice-President) & Mark Enright, Connie Piccione, Linda Remington
George Basler, Manager of the Madison Lions Foundation Baldwin Fund, Presents Check to MCS Food Pantry Director Mitch Cohen
The Madison Lions Club, through the auspices of the Madison Lions Foundation Baldwin Fund, has generously sponsored the MCS Food Basket Program for 19 years. The Balwin Fund was established when Pauline Baldwin bequeathed her modest estate to the Madison Lions Foundation. Through the management of this account more than $57,000 has been donated since Easter of 1994 to help support the MCS Food Basket Program.