Reps. Harding & Duff Holding Food Drive in Bethel

Posted on January 30, 2018 by jpheasant


BETHEL – With the cold winter months upon us, Stephen Harding (R-107) and State Reps. Will Duff (R-2) are holding a food drive in the month of February to benefit the Bethel Community Food Pantry and the Bethel families’ in-need.

The Bethel Community Food Pantry (BCFP) is a non-profit, community-based, 100 percent volunteer-run food pantry in downtown Bethel. The BCFP provides free food and hygiene items to Bethel residents in need year around.

People who are in-need can visit every other Tuesday and choose their own non-perishable food plus bread, fresh fruit and vegetables and, when available, meat and dairy products. The BCFP also offers items not covered by food stamps, such as toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant and laundry detergent.

“Please join us in helping the men and women throughout our communities who are most in need by donating a non-perishable item,” Rep. Harding said.

Rep. Duff said, “It’s important to remember that, even after the holidays, as most folks transition back into their normal routines, there are members of our Bethel community who need our help. Bethel is such a caring community and this is one way we take care of our own.”

Boxes will at the following locations for food donations beginning February 5th – February 26th.
• Bethel Town Hall at 1 School Street
• Bethel Public Library at 189 Greenwood Avenue

Suggested Donations:
• Cereal
• Jell-O
• Spaghetti Sauce (bottled)
• Pudding
• Canned Chicken
• Baked Beans / Canned Beans
• Vegetable Oil
• Instant Oatmeal
• Jellies and Jam
• Gift Cards

For more information, please contact the State Representatives at 1.800.842.1423.