We are proud to be the first Certified “Green” caterer in Connecticut. So, this year in lieu of giving holiday gifts, we are making monthly food donations to St. Vincent De Paul Place of Norwich. St Vincent De Paul serves breakfast and lunch six days a week and has a food pantry which distributes food three days a week. In addition they offer showers and laundry facilities and have a small staff of 2 full-time and 5 part-time employees which is supported by a group of over 100 active volunteers.
St Vincent De Paul’s food pantry provides food to over 320 families and 900 individuals every month. Everyone is allowed to come once a week. 50% come only once a month for an average of 1,900 total served monthly. Of this nineteen hundred approximately 780 are children.
Here’s our plan of giving throughout 2013:
January, 200 lbs of white rice
February, 110lbs of macaroni
March, 126 lbs of baked beans
April, 120 lbs of veggie medley
May, 8.5 gallons of soup
June, 50 lbs of peanut butter
July, 156 lbs canned tomatoes
August, 37lbs of canned tuna
September, 34 containers of orange juice
October, 94 lbs of instant oatmeal
November, 126 lbs mashed poatoes
December, 150 lbs granulated sugar
Thinking about donating this holiday season or year around? Consider starting by donating items they are in critical nees of such as tuna fish, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, paper plates, oat meal, butter, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels and garbage bags. Or visit the website for more information.