Food Pantry visits go up in the summer just as donations go in the opposite direction. The Ledyard community is trying to buck that trend this summer. Last week I reported on the donations arriving from the Ledyard Parks and Recreation Playgrounds. On Saturday, the Cub Scouts from Pack 12 in Gales Ferry held a food drive in front of Ledyard Village Market and handed out a list of the pantry’s most needed items as shoppers entered the market. Who could resist these charming youngsters dressed in their uniforms in 95 degree weather? In just 3 hours, they filled their pick up truck with the most needed food pantry items and in the process helped many families in the Ledyard community this summer.
In the meantime, to make it easier for donors to shop, the Ledyard Pantry created an Amazon Wish List and donations are arriving daily via UPS, Fed Ex and the Postal Service. If you would like to donate to the pantry from your couch, visit the Ledyard Food Pantry Amazon Wish List.
Thank you the Cub Scouts from Pack 12 and to all those that donated whether in person or from your couch!
The Ledyard Food Pantry was dedicated on November 22, 2015. On that day, the responsibility of distributing food to those in need in our community, changed hands from town government to volunteers organized by the Ledyard Congregational Church. I am a firm proponent of the private sector including faith based groups taking on the role of feeding the hungry. I am convinced they do a better job in general with more compassion. The Ledyard Food Pantry is opened Tuesdays , Thursdays and Saturdays from 9-11AM plus one evening a week, Thursday 5-7 PM).