The Rector Gets a phone call (a true story from The Food Pantry)

The Rector Bevan’s cell phone rang as he was on his way home after a recent Open Pantry Saturday morning at St. Michael’s. He faithfully answered as he is known to do in case of an after-hours emergency or urgent matter.

As he pressed the accept call button on his phone, a strange and enthusiastic voice blurted out, “I just had to call you. I have to let you know how wonderful my experience was at the Food Pantry today, so much love and kindness. ”

This is a bitter-sweet condition, a confirmation that many of our neighbors continue to suffer food insecurity in Litchfield, in Bantam, in Torrington, and neighboring towns.

The good news is The Food Pantry continues to thrive – “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, sharing groceries to help with the last week or so in each month.” April 2019 marks the beginning of our third year. As we approach spring and an Easter season, we are all richly blessed, both those who are rich and those who are not so rich…. join us.

-Rev. Deacon Amy Reichman, St. Michael’s ______________________________________________________________________________

The Food Pantry at Saint Michael’s is open the 3rd Saturday of each month 10:30am-12:30pm. All Welcome! at the Community House: 23 South Street, Litchfield, across from the Post Office and next to the stone Church.

No proof of need is required. No identification is needed. Guests choose from many healthy and delicious options. We are entirely supported, managed, and staffed by community volunteers.

Non-perishable donations may be left on the side pews in the stone Church at anytime Fresh, frozen and refrigerated items are gratefully accepted by prior arrangement.

$$$ contributions are always welcomed. Checks may be payable to “Saint Michael’s”

with “Food Pantry” in the memo line.

Questions- The Church Office: 860-567-9465 office@stmichaels-litchfield.org