Those 55 or older who are looking for a meaningful volunteer experience, are asked to consider spending a few hours a month at the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry at the Comstock Community Center. The pantry is run by the Wilton Department of Social Services and staffed and supported by many volunteers who pick up and deliver food or spend a few hours helping clients when the pantry is open for business. They answer questions, help new users, and provide a friendly fact to Wilton residents who need this support during difficult times.
Dan Riley picks up a delivery from the Village Market and brings it to the pantry on Tuesday mornings. This experience has allowed him to meet people whom he otherwise might not have had the chance to get to know, including Village Market workers, social services staff, and pantry clients. He says he has met so many nice people in town as a result of this rewarding volunteer experience.
The food pantry is open Monday, 1:45 to 4; Tuesday, 9 to noon and 2 to 4:30; Wednesday, 1:45 to 4; and Thursday, 9 to noon. It is closed on Fridays.
For information or to volunteer, call volunteer coordinator Del Overby at 203-762-0520.