Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Volunteers needed to help run the twice-weekly operation.
Six weeks after settling into a new location, the shelves are stocked at the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry on Passaic Valley Road. The Kiwanis Club opened Montville Township's first food pantry in 2010, taking space at the Montville United Methodist Church on Whitehall Road. But as the demand for the food pantry grew (the pantry's roster now includes more than 100 families), the pantry also began to grow out of its space. An opportunity presented itself as the township sought local organizations to take space in a property formerly known as "The Little House" on what was once farmland. Volunteers from Home Depot and grant funding helped renovate the house to make space for the pantry, the Montville Township Police Explorers program and …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Donation will assist families in need.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following was submitted by Boiling Springs Savings Bank. Have something you'd like to announce to the community? Upload it here. Montville Kiwanis President Linda Gannon (second from left), Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry Co-Chair Deane Driscoll and Boiling Springs Savings Bank’s Montville Office Assistant Branch Manager Tania Guterman pose for a picture to commemorate the bank's $4,000 donation to the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry. During this economic crisis, followed by the effects of Sandy, there are many people who have fallen on hard times and are in need of help. This generous donation will assist local families and shows Boiling Springs Savings Bank’s commitment to being a true leader in the Montville community.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Turkeys, holiday baskets to be distributed to those in need this holiday season.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Food, toiletry donations will benefit local food pantry.
Montville officials are planning to send a "thank you" package to Montville, Conn., in appreciation of several boxes of donated goods that were sent to the shelter set up for residents after Superstorm Sandy. Mayor Tim Braden asked Township Clerk Trudy Atkinson to gather memorabilia from the township to send to Connecticut officials and residents in gratitude for the six boxes worth of food and toiletries sent. "I think we should send a letter thanking them," Township Committeeman Jim Sandham added. The donated items arrived and were opened at the Senior House, where residents spent some time seeking warmth as they remained without power, on Nov. 7. Braden and Nancy Mertz, who works with the township's Social Services Department, opened …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Holiday baskets for food pantry's 50 clients to be distributed Saturday.
Montville Kiwanians and members of the Montville Township High School Key Club will be busy this week preparing Thanksgiving food baskets for 50 families who regularly use the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry. They also will prepare the baskets—featuring a gift card for a turkey or ham, plus fixings—for other families in town that have been identified as needing assistance. Giving Turkey Day food to families in need is an annual tradition for Montville Kiwanis, but this is the first year Thanksgiving packages are being prepared for clients of the food pantry, which opened a year-and-a-half ago, said Joe O'Dowd, the pantry's chairman. O'Dowd said the number of clients has more than doubled from a year ago, which he said doesn't surprise him …