And the giving continues in Montville.
The Lions of Montville -- Montville Mohegan-Pequot Lions, Montville Lions and Eastern Connecticut Asian and American Lions -- working in cooperation with Tri-Town Foods delivered three pickup-truckloads of foods, from canned goods to meats, Friday to the Montville Social Services Food Pantry. Totaling more than 1,500 pounds and valued at $2,500, the donation was made possible through a disaster relief grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation.
And it could not have come at a better time. Robin Washington, of social services said since Hurricane Sandy "wiped us out" and with dozens of new families registered in the last month alone, the food in the pantry "goes out right after it comes in."
"I can't tell you how many people come in here and say they saw the stories (about the need for food) on Patch, so thank you for that because I don't know what we would do without the incredible generosity of Montville (residents)," Washington said.
Rich and Debbie Goldman of the Montville Lions Club have been coming to the food bank regularly.
"We read about (the need for food) in Patch back in June," Debbie said. She said she and her husband approached the membership and the club decided to commit at least $200 a month for food for the pantry.
"Nobody in the U.S. should go hungry. Nobody," Debbie said.