Wilton Kiwanis raises record donations for food pantry

Kiwanis Vice President Carol Boehly and Village Market co-owner Tim Dolnier stand outside the market on Dec. 13, following a successful fundraiser for Wilton's food pantry.

Kiwanis Vice President Carol Boehly and Village Market co-owner Tim Dolnier stand outside the market on Dec. 13, following a successful fundraiser for Wilton's food pantry.

Wilton Kiwanis Club / Contributed photo

WILTON — The quarterly “Feed Wilton” Kiwanis Club food drive for the Wilton Social Services food pantry this past weekend, Dec. 11-13, at the Village Market generated $14,260.

Since adapting to the pandemic in June with a focus on cash and gift cards, each successive effort has achieved a record-level response, the club said. Overall, contributions from the community, the Kiwanis Foundation and Kiwanis members have resulted in more than $35,000 to benefit the food insecure.

Instrumental in the success of the food drives were Village Market management and cashiers and the Kiwanis volunteers, who under the leadership of Tom Connors, collected donations.

For those interested in learning more about the Wilton Kiwanis, visit wiltonkiwanis.org.

Wilton Social Services can be reached at 180 School Road, Wilton, CT, 06897, Attention: Sarah Heath.