By Ed Harris
The Southington Lions Club is the latest community group to adopt a shelf at the Community Services food pantry.
“The ‘We Serve’ motto is something we live by,” said Lions President Theresa Benning. “That is what we do for the Southington community.”
The Lions Club joins 20 other community groups, churches and individual families that have adopted one of the food pantry’s 160 shelves.
“Either an individual, group, business or family can adopt a shelf,” said Mark Fazzolari, the assistant director at Community Services.
Some of the shelf adopters are Sorell d’Ialia, the Southington Key Club, Wednesday Bible Babes, the Rotary Club of Southington, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary and a handful of the churches in town.
There is a one year minimum requirement to adopt a shelf.
Fazzolari said the average cost to adopt a shelf is between $25-50 a month. The shelf will include a plaque with name of the individual or group that has adopted the shelf.
Adopters have a few choices on how to keep their shelves stocked.
“You can choose how to check the status of your shelf,” Fazzolari said. “We can call you when your stock is running low or you can call to check the status. Stop in anytime during normal business hours to take a look for yourself.”
For more information or to adopt a shelf call Janet Mellon or Fazzolari at Community Services at 860-628-3761.
By Ed Harris