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Alumnae chapter donates 50 bags of food to pantry

Published 11:42 am, Sunday, November 3, 2013
  • Members of the Fairfield County Theta Alumnae Chapter pause outside Walter Stewart's Market during their Day of Service on Friday, Oct. 19. More than 50 bags of groceries were collected for the New Canaan Food Pantry at St. Mark's. Above, from left, Kristin Selvala, Helen Sparks, Eileen Hill, Alex Stewart, Judy Neville, Marsha Miflin and Caryn Frick. Photo: Contributed Photo / New Canaan News
    Members of the Fairfield County Theta Alumnae Chapter pause outside Walter Stewart's Market during their Day of Service on Friday, Oct. 19. More than 50 bags of groceries were collected for the New Canaan Food Pantry at St. Mark's. Above, from left, Kristin Selvala, Helen Sparks, Eileen Hill, Alex Stewart, Judy Neville, Marsha Miflin and Caryn Frick. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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To celebrate the Kappa Alpha Theta Day of Service Oct. 19, several members of the Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter recently conducted a food drive outside of Walter Stewart's Market to benefit the New Canaan Food Pantry.

"We were so fortunate to have the support of Alex Stewart and the team at Walter Stewart's Market. It made a huge difference to campaign right outside the store," Helen Sparks, president of the Fairfield County chapter, said.

Volunteers were able to set up tables directly in front of the market and hand out lists of items that were desperately needed by the food pantry. Staples like coffee, tea, cereal and cooking oils go quickly at the pantry. More than 50 bags full of groceries were donated.

"We all were touched by the kindness and generosity of shoppers that day. Many people donated everything on the list, not just one item," Eileen Hill said.

For information, visit www.fairfieldco.kappaalphatheta.org.