Over the years we have had many donations of food, cash and people volunteering many hours helping run the Black Rock Food Pantry from the community at large. It is what keeps us open and gives us all an opportunity to reach out and strengthen our community while improving the lives of those in need. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize a few of our most generous donors.
Notre Dame Fairfield students brave the cold to help Black Rock Food Pantry
Thank you to Beth Jones of Richter Real Estate for organizing food drives for us.
Dr. Bartolone has sent several cash donations used to purchase food.
Dr. Rob Goldsmith and his lovely wife Adele made a substantial contribution for the second year.
A contribution was made to the food pantry in the name of Tom Collins Jr. as a fathers day gift.
John J. Collins has mailed in a check every month since the pantry opened.
Village Bagels, Fairfield donates bagels on a weekly basis.villagebagelsct.com
Thank you to the Norden Club and the Black Rock Community Council
Your outdoor summer concert raised a whopping $6,000.00 for our pantry. WOW!
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church supplies a continuous flow of food for our families.www.greenfieldhillchurch.com
The Division of Enrollment Planning and Student Affairs at Sacred Heart University raised $600.00 for our families.www.sacredheart.edu
Kids First Dentistry recently had a holiday food drive for us.www.kidsfirstdentistry.com
Thank you Collins IV Care for donating much food and cash from your bake sale in memory of Sue Novak.
The parishioners of St. Ann Church, Black Rock continues to help keep our shelves stocked.www.stannblackrock.com
Our thanks the Norden Club for hosting a recent fundraiser once again and to PSE&G Power Connecticut for thier donation of $1000.www.bridgeportharborstation.com
Our appreciation to the employees of RTA INTERNATIONAL in Stamford who contributed $500.00 to the food pantry, and to their boss Rob Musumeci who matched the gift 5 fold, an additional $2500.00 in the memory of past employee and friend John "Scotty" Robertson. In December 2009 Mr Musumeci delivered us another $750.00 as a tribute to his employees. *Another $800 was donated 2010 by the employees of RTA again in behalf of Bob & Janine Musumeci.
We have been approved by the United Way, UBS and General Electric as a qualified charitable organization. If you have a weekly payroll deduction you can request any portion of that contribution go to the Black Rock Food Pantry.
What a wonderful community we live in. To experience the level of kindness given to this project by so many has been a gift. In this time of extreme tough economic conditions, It is incredible that we stock the shelves of the pantry to the brim each week. This feat is due mainly to the extreme generosity of the good people of this community in which we live. We are humbled to know you.
We made a difference in our part of the world. We delivered hundreds of meals each week. The families in need have been so thankful for your food donations. We hear "Thank you and God bless you" constantly.
WOW! Expecting to serve 500 meals each week, our meal count for last month went over 1500 meals per week. Please continue to help us keep up with the growing demand, every little bit helps.