Donations of non-perishable food items are a key to the Cornerstone Food Cupboard’s
ability to continue to provide food assistance for the over 550 families we serve. As we
approach the holiday season, the donations we receive increase markedly and truly are
a major support for our efforts. In addition to ongoing donations that we receive from
several area churches and civic organizations, we often receive very welcome
donations that we certainly did not expect. Here are two of those donations we received
Crystal Lake Elementary School in Ellington Cereal Food Drive
This small school of about 300 students collected boxes of cereal for the Food Cupboard.
They presented us with 290 boxes of cereal for our families. The cost of cereal is so
expensive that this is truly a bonanza for us.
Lower Bolton Lake Halloween Food Drive
Laurie DiMauro contacted me with a creative idea of having a Halloween food drive.
She and some friends dressed in costumes and welcomed people lakeside with their
donations. Many donors arrived by boat, kayak, etc. Others drove to the boat launch
with their donations. The weekend it was scheduled was rainy and cold, so they had to
postpone the drive until the following weekend. They still collected 596 food items for
Thank you to all who participated in these food drives and to all who continue to support
Food Cupboard Director