Did you know that there is a local food pantry located in the Baptist Church on Main Street? Local volunteers served over 1600 people in 2009. From 2002 to 2008 the number of families who used the pantry increased by a factor of 10 and the number from 2008 to 2009 increased by 30%.
The Hartford Central School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is teaming up with the local volunteers at the food pantry to do a yearly food drive. Each month the NJHS will collect various items at the school and then deliver the goods to the food pantry to help those in need.
Boxes will be placed through the school so please send any items you think could help those less fortunate. The NJHS will designate 2 items per month, but will not turn anything away. For the month of March the NJHS will be collecting tuna fish and paper towels.