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Food donations brighten Thanksgiving in Morris
Litchfield.bz (11-28-18)


 

Morris First Selectman Thomas Weik and Morris Social Services Director Laurel Gillotti prepare a box of donated food for a needy family in town before Thanksgiving. Contributed photo

Morris Social Services Director Laurel Gillotti identified 18 local families in need of some help to enjoy a happy Thanksgiving, and a large number of town residents stepped forward to help.
 
Residents Alan Schoenbach and Ron Lawrence transported donated food from Litchfield’s DiFranco Restaurant and several other businesses in Torrington, Friends and Neighbors organization donated apple cider, Women’s Fellowship at Morris Congregational Church donated all the potatoes, the Morris Fire Company held a collection among their members to purchase eighteen frozen turkeys, and Connecticut State Police officers Steve Sordi and Nick DelTorto shared items donated to their food drive. 
 
Town residents helped by bringing donations to the town’s food pantry and monetary donations went into the Social Services account to purchase anything else needed to complete the holiday meal.

“The turkeys collected by the Morris Fire Company will go out with the food baskets to those who need the extra support,” Morris First Selectman Thomas Weik said. “I must give a huge thanks to all those who have donated this year. It really is an incredible outpouring of support in this town and in our surrounding communities.  I am also grateful to Laurel Gillotti for all the work she does to coordinate this effort above and beyond her regular duties.”

To apply for assistance from the Morris Food Pantry, contact Gillotti at selectmen@townofmorrisct.com  or 860-567-7430. Donations are always accepted.