Families don't just eat in the Winter

“Families don't just eat in the Winter.” While not a direct quote, this was more or less the takeaway for me and the other clergy at our monthly Cheshire Clergy Association. What we learned from the Cheshire food pantry is that during the winter and fall months they do very well. But the summer months are a struggle for them to keep their shelves stocked. Therefore, we decided as a group to hold a food drive at the end of June and thus “Foodstock” was born.

What is it?

A fun event with live music, games and a bouncy house for families and the community to enjoy an evening out while collecting non-perishable food for the Cheshire Community Food Pantry. Foodstock will be held on the Church Green from 5-7pm on Friday, June 29th.


During the summer, children are out of school. Families already struggling to provide the necessities for their family now have to worry about providing an additional 2 meals per day for their children who usually receive reduced or free breakfast and lunch at school.

What foods are needed?

Non-perishable donations of kid cereals, mac and cheese, canned pasta, hamburger helper, pop tarts, Nutella, jelly ,popcorn ,juice boxes, ramen, fruit cups, applesauce cups , granola bars and goldfish pretzels. All collected foods will be donated to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry.

Who is organizing this?

The Cheshire Clergy Association.

For more information?

Please contact any of the participating congregations – Cheshire Lutheran Church, Cheshire United Methodist Church, First Congregational Church of Cheshire, Legionaries of Christ, St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Temple Beth David of Church and White Oak Baptist Church, or 203-272-4041.