The Berlin Republican’s issue a “N”Ice Bucket Challenge to fill the Berlin Food Pantry

The Berlin Republican’s issue a “N”Ice Bucket Challenge to fill the Berlin Food Pantry

With all of the publicity that the Ice Bucket challenge has raised for the ALS organization, the Berlin Republican Town Committee (BRTC) is hoping that the “N”Ice Bucket challenge catches on as well.  Not just in their town, but across the state.   They challenge you to raise food for your local pantries!

As a result of a recent article in the Berlin Citizen, the BRTC is teaming up with local businesses to help fill the Berlin Food Pantry for our fellow citizens who are in need.  The BRTC is asking or “challenging” residents to bring non-perishable food donations to several local businesses around town who have accepted the challenge.  The challenge will begin with collection bins being placed on October 11th through the 24th, with the final challenge being held on Saturday, October 25th from 8-12 at the Berlin Stop and Shop, which is also national “Make a Difference Day.”  Come make a difference to your neighbor.

The following businesses in town have accepted the challenge to collect the donations:

Matson Rug – 892 Farmington Ave.

Joel’s – 883 Farmington Ave.

A.S. Labieniec – 817 Farmington Ave.

Kensington Dry Cleaners – 314 New Britain Rd.

Liberty Tattoo – 544 Deming Road Unit A

Rich’s Citgo – 116 Main St.

Power House Gym – 99 Webster Square

Dr. Ralphael M. Cooper – 279 New Britain Rd.

Amenta’s Barber Shop – 259 New Britain Rd.

Some businesses are also providing monetary donations to the food bank which the BRTC is also collecting.  So, let’s have some fun with this; how about one hair salon challenging another to see who can get more donations, or a pizza challenge, or service stations? Keep up to date with the BRTC Facebook page (Berlin Republican Town Committee).  Take a “selfie” of you making your donation and issue a challenge to another business, friend or organization through email, your Facebook page or the BRTC’s page.

The food bank is looking for non-perishable items such as tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned corn, peas, soup and fruits.  In addition pasta sauce, pasta, macaroni and cheese and microwavable meals are also in need.  Monetary donations are also being collected which the pantry can use to purchase grocery store gift cards, which can help families purchase a turkey for the upcoming holidays.

Let’s do something “N”ice for our neighbors in need.  If you would like to make a large donation or if you have any additional questions, please contact Anne Reilly at 860-829-0260 or Sandy Coppola at 203-605-4611 at they can arrange a convenient time for a pick-up.

Look for updates on their Facebook page and on their webpage  Let’s see how much we can raise for the Food Pantry!  Everyone will be winner in this challenge!

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