It's that time of year when donations to the Ledyard Food Pantry from the big holiday food drives are dwindling. Fortunately we can rely on donations from the Gemma Moran Food Bank plus funds from the Ledyard Social Services donation account to keep the pantry stocked with basic food items. Area churches and local groups plus generous residents help keep the pantry stocked. However, we know from last year that mid summer is when supplies start running low. Today any excess in our storage room consists mostly of pasta, beans and canned items.
Last holiday season several donors commented how they need to remember to donate year round and not just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Friends of the Ledyard Food Pantry thought we could make it easier for them to donate by holding a Christmas in July event on July 23rd from noon to 3PM right at the pantry location at 724 Colonel Ledyard Highway across from Valentino’s. There will be refreshments, entertainment and even a visit from Santa.
How can you help? Sign up to donate our most needed items and bring them to the pantry on the day of the event or feel free to drop them off anytime at the pantry on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings from 9-11am or Thursday from 5-7pm.