Knights of Columbus food drive collection

The Knights of Columbus, Saint John XXIII Council 5987, of St. Jude Church, Monroe recently completed a food drive at Stop & Shop locations in Monroe, Newtown and Trumbull over three weekends in August.

Due to the response of the community, the Knights were able to collect an estimated 3,000 pounds of non- perishable grocery items and $2,800 in cash donations. The groceries and cash have been distributed to food pantries in Monroe, Newtown, Trumbull, and to the Daughters of Charity Mission in Bridgeport.

All pantries are very empty at the end of the summer months and the staffs at each pantry were grateful to receive these donations at this typically slow time of the year. The donations will help contribute to the most fundamental needs of hungry men, women and children. The Knights of Columbus wish to thank all who contributed to this significant effort. They also want to thank the Stop & Shop locations that hosted this event.