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
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.
Island Avenue Food Drive
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.
The Polson Leos club members are pictured with the food they collected for the Madison Food Pantry with Maryann Francischelli of Madison Community Services and Barry Miller, advisor to the Leos, of the Madison Lions Club.
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.
Richard Borner of the Madison Lions Club Presents a Check to Help Support Madison Community Services, Inc.
The Madison Lions Club has been a long-time supporter of Madison Community Services, committing annually to raise funds for the 83 year old non-profit and is one of it’s largest monetary contributors. Seen here, Richard Borner, Treasurer of the Madison Lions Club, presents a check to Madison Community Services President Cheryl T Campbell.
Many thanks to St. Margaret’s Church, Madison which held its Easter food drive benefiting the Madison Community Services Food Pantry. They raised over 1000 pounds of food. Pictured are the children from the parish who helped make sure the food was not out-of-date and sorted all the food. Many thanks go to Beth and Brendan Coyne for once again organizing this drive.
Holiday Food Drive Sponsored by St Margaret’s
Every year St. Margaret’s, located here in town, has a Holiday Food Drive for us. They put out the request for non-perishable food items and their perishers come through every year. The amount we collect from this one drive is HUGE!
The process of collecting it is also Huge. Before we can put it on the floor of the pantry for our clients we have to sort it, date-check it and move it to our temporary storage facility.
As I mentioned it is a huge effort so in the past our only goal has been to recruit enough volunteers to transfer the food to storage. We have evolved!
This past Tuesday, with the help of at least 20 volunteers, we were able to sort, date-check, bin and transport the food to storage in less than 2 hours.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers who helped yesterday. You are Amazing!! The adage “Many Hands Make Light Work” really is true!
We have great people (volunteers) who are totally dedicated to volunteerism and helping their fellow neighbors.
FYI, an educated guess is that we processed over 300 bags of food at approximately 10 lbs each. So do the math. Did I mention this drive is HUGE?
Thank-you St Margaret’s and thank-you to all of our volunteers who give of their time.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.”
- David Thomas