Monday, June 20, 2011

Amazing Grace has a new walk in fridge!

Great news for our friends at Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace Food Pantry now has a spacious refurbished walk-in refrigerator! Don and Ann Marie Sataline, owners of It’s Only Natural Market at 575 Main Street in Middletown’s North End, very generously facilitated this much-needed acquisition. The pantry is now able to accept and properly store a significant supply of fresh produce. This new storage has the potential to greatly expand the nutritious food available to those families who come to Amazing Grace for some of their groceries.

In recent years the Master Gardeners at the University of Connecticut Extension Center in Haddam and many local gardeners have generously donated fresh produce to Amazing Grace. We hope that other backyard gardeners will follow their lead and increase the supply of fresh vegetables and fruit for our shoppers.

If you know gardeners who tend to have excess bushels of tomatoes and gigantic zucchinis and more, please spread the word. There are many families who would greatly enjoy some of their surplus produce. Just bring it on down to Amazing Grace and we’ll be sure it gets to families who can really use it.

Produce, and other food items, can be dropped off at the pantry at 16 Stack Street on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am – 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. Shopping hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 – 4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 1pm.

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