Thanks GIVE ing
The Churches of Bethany invite the people of Bethany to focus on the GIVE in Thanksgiving this year by contributing to a new town-wide annual Thanks-GIVE-ing food drive. Volunteers will be waiting to receive your donations at the carriage shed on Rte 63 (near both the churches at the blinking light) from 10AM to noon on Tuesday, Nov 25. It’s a quick and easy drop off - you can just drive through!
The aim of this event is to gather a significant amount of nonperishable food to donate to the CT Food Bank for the long winter months ahead. So please remember to pick up a bag of extra groceries for someone who has a hard time putting food on the table, and drop them off while you’re out and about getting ready for Thanksgiving. If you’d like to pitch in and help with receiving donations at the drive, or if you can deliver some of the food up to Waterbury after the event - just stop by to help - all volunteers will be welcome.
If you would like to donate food and are not able to come by the drive on Tuesday, there are three ways you can donate groceries in advance:
- At either Christ Church or First Church on Sunday, Nov 23,
- During office hours the week before the drive at First Church (Tues-Fri 8:30-11:30)
- Or groceries can be placed inside the office door at Christ Church anytime during the week before the drive.
Please spread the word with friends and neighbors about this new way to give in Bethany this Thanksgiving!
Food Items Most Needed Are:
100% Fruit Juice (cans / bottles / boxes)
Canned vegetables & fruit
Chunky soups & beef stew
Macaroni & cheese
Rice / dry & canned beans
Spaghetti & sauce
“Sugar free,” “low sodium,” & “no salt” items
Tuna & other canned meat
For more information you can contact:
Christ Episcopal Church, www.christchurchbethany.org, (203) 393-3399
First Church of Christ, UCC www.bethanyfirstchurch.org, (203) 393-3116