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Dec 072012
 

Bring non-perishable donations when you come to see the Christmas lights on Riverdale Road.

For two decades the holiday light display on Riverdale Road has attracted people from near and far.

Last year this neat, tastefully decorated home caught the attention of the entire nation when it became one of the top 11 Best Light Displays in an online contest.

With that recognition behind them, and with their children all grown, the couple that resides there decided to add another piece to their display this year.  A collection box. No, it’s not for money to help pay their electric bill, but a food donation box to help fill the Orange Community Services food bank shelves.

In these trying times there are still some people out of work and in need of various items that they get from Community Services.

If you’re wondering what type of items the Orange Community Services takes for the bank, here is a list they recently provided us.

Riverdale Road is off of Ridge Road between Orange Center and Old Grassy Hill Road. Come on out and enjoy the display and don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item in your car when you venture out.

Community Services Food Bank List of Needs by category
Pasta
Boxed Pasta
Sauce
Noodles
Mac & Cheese
Beans
Kidney
Baked
Dried
Chick Peas
Cannellini
Vegetables
Green Beans
Corn
Peas
Asparagus
Potatoes
Carrots
Soup
Tomato
Chicken Noodle
Cream Of (any)
Soup Broth
Breakfast Food
Cereal
Oatmeal
Peanut Butter/Jam, Jelly
Coffee
Tea
Canned
Tuna
Chicken
Chili
Chef Boy R Dee
Cranberry Sauce
Fruit
Tomatoes
Toiletries
Soap
Shampoo/Conditioner
Dish Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Paper Goods
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Napkins
Pet Food
Cat Food Dry or Wet
Dog Food Dry or Wet
Miscellaneous
Boxed Potatoes
Bagged Rice
Boxed Rice
Stuffing
Condiments
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Ketchup
Snacks
Cookies
Crackers
Mixes
Jello
Pudding mix
Cake mix
Frosting
Pie Filling
Originally Published Dec. 2 at 4:55 a.m.
Oct 162012
 

The Annual Community Assistance Fund Donation Drive sponsored by Orange Community services is now underway.

Here are some ways for you to help in your community…

Fall Food Drive

1. A Fall Food Drive is in progress to replenish our Food Closet. We distribute non-perishable items to Orange residents on a monthly basis and also in an emergency situation. We cannot accept rusty cans, broken bags, boxes or outdated food. Some suggestions: dry milk, cereal, juice, canned chicken/turkey or tuna, chili, hash, rice, pasta, cereal, crackers, peanut butter, coffee, tea, toiletries, paper goods, Ensure and any other non-perishable item that can help a resident in need.

Contact: Denise Stein, Elderly Outreach Services
(203) 891-4787.
Food Baskets
2. Food baskets containing complete supplies for a meal are distributed to eligible Orange residents for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.
Contact: Kim Callahan, Community Services at (203) 891-4788 for basket menus and deadlines.
Three Ways To Donate
3. Donations of grocery gift certificates to purchase chicken, turkey, ham, and non-perishables. (Any monetary amount from $20.00 and up)4. Cash donations, gift cards and movie coupons for the children and teens.5. Monetary donations for our Community Services Assistance Fund

Contact: Denise Stein , Elderly Outreach Services
(203) 891-4787Please make checks payable to: Treasurer, Town of OrangeMail to:
Orange Community Services Department
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Road
Orange. CT 06477

Please call the Community Services Department at (203) 891-4788 if you, your Group or Business would like to help.

WE WILL NEED TO KNOW BY OCTOBER 31st IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FOR THANKSGIVING AND NOVEMBER 30TH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FOR HANUKKAH OR CHRISTMAS.

Thank you everyone
Kimberly Callahan, Community Services Dept.
Town of Orange

 Originally published Oct. 1

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