DONATIONS OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING DRIVE FOR SENIORS IN NEED
The Sherman Congregational Church will collect nonperishable food for Thanksgiving to donate to senior families through Hungerford Place, the Sherman Food Pantry, from now until Nov. 19.
Originally, Hungerford Place was a food pantry where the community donated food for people in need. After many years, Hungerford changed and now gives out grocery gift cards because it no longer has space to house the food.
At Thanksgiving, the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Hungerford work together to provide a Thanksgiving basket for each family and senior in town in need.
Donations can be placed in a basket in the narthex of the church.
Needed are gravy, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables (including sweet potatoes), rice, instant potatoes, instant dressing, puddings, flavored gelatin, canned fruit, cake mixes and anything else nonperishable needed for a Thanksgiving feast.
Small jars or boxes are encouraged, since the meals are for seniors, not large families. The second offering at the church service Nov. 18 will provide grocery gift cards to those in need year round.
Donations may be sent to the church.
John Kelleher, of Great Barrington, Mass, works on a crossword puzzle at the Brookfield Historical Society Juried Craft Fair at Whisconier Middle School on Saturday. Kelleher accompanied his wife Francine, a fair vendor who sold fabric-covered journals and albums.