Orange Food Pantry Benefits From Lions Food Drive

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Sep 302020

For the second time this year, on September 17, the Orange Lions Club completed a food drive for the Orange Food Pantry. The generous support of neighbors, friends, and Lions members resulted in a very large donation of food staples and gift cards.

A van full of food and more than $2,700 worth of Shop Rite and Stop and Shop gift cards were donated! Because of this, many local families who are suffering from food insecurity will be assisted.

Standing: Lion Pat McCorkle, Lion President Mike Muttitt, Lion Betty Hadlock

Seated: Denise Stein of the Community Services Department

It’s Time To Think Of Those In Need

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Oct 042018

Orange Community Services is preparing for the upcoming holiday season NOW, and they need your help.

A Fall Food Drive is in progress to replenish the Town Food Closet.  Community Services distributes non-perishable items to Orange residents on a monthly basis and also in emergency situations. 

You can help by donating needed items to the closet.

Here are some suggestions: dry milk, cereal, juice, canned chicken/turkey or tuna, chili, hash, rice, canned soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, cereal, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, tea, toiletries, paper goods, tomato sauce, Ensure and any other non-perishable item that can help a resident in need.

Food baskets containing complete supplies for a meal are distributed to eligible Orange residents for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.

Donations of grocery gift certificates to purchase chicken, turkey, ham, and non-perishables.  (Any monetary amount from $30.00 and up)

Gift cards and movie coupons for the children and teens.

Monetary donations are accepted for the Community Services Assistance Fund by check only.

Contact Denise Stein, Elderly Outreach Services at 203-891-4787 or Kimberly Callahan, Administrative Assistant Community Services at 203-891-4788.

Please make checks payable to:

Treasurer Town of Orange

Mail 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 have any questions or would just to like to help.