During every election year, Clinton residents are asked to cast a vote against hunger by bringing a non-perishable food item with them when they come to vote to donate to the local food pantry.
Voters were once again extremely generous this year, said Cheryl Church, Coordinator of Clinton Social Services. While she was not able to weigh all of the food that came in on Tuesday, she estimated that it likely was in excess of 500 pounds, on par with what has been collected in past years.
Church said some of the food will be stocked as an emergency larder in the Clinton Social Services office. This will allow the staff there to provide for those who are unexpectedly left without food in some kind of emergency situation. The remaining food will be given to the local food pantry, to be disbursed with the rest of the food in the pantry on the usual day, on Wednesdays.
Church said that if anyone else is interested in helping, that toiletries and shampoo are always welcome. She said if shopper she great deals on any items that those are always welcome as well. The town also is seeking winter coats. People who would like to volunteer their time are always welcome as well.
To find out more about how you can help, you can call 860-669-7347.