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A Thank-You from Haddam Social Services to Knights of Columbus

Submitted by Sarah Chambers

(February 28, 2024) — Haddam Social Services would like to give a huge thank-you to the Knights of Columbus, Saint Peter Council 14590 for their generous donation of $500 to the Haddam Food Bank.

(Above photo, L-R, Mike Farina, Knights of Columbus Chancellor; Becky Rice, Director of Haddam Senior and Social Services)

For the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays Haddam Social Services offers meal baskets for our clients. The local Council of the Knights of Columbus reached out to Director Becky Rice to partner for our first ever Easter meal baskets. Their monetary donation will be used to purchase hams for the baskets. We are very thankful for their generosity and commitment to our clients.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization of men who are committed to volunteer service, charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of priesthood and the religious life. This organization was founded in New Haven in 1892 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

If you would like to contribute other items for the Easter baskets, we are accepting donations of the following items until Thursday, March 21, 2024. Fresh items can be brought in until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

·       Fresh Potatoes

·       Fresh Carrots

·       Fresh Celery

·       Fresh Onions

·       French Fried Onions

·       Canned Pineapple Slices

·       Small Marshmallows

·       Dinner Rolls

Haddam Social Services Food Bank is located at 11 Jail Hill Road in Haddam and is open Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., as well as Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment.

Photo by Doreen Staskelunas

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