Coffee with the President
In lieu of C with P, here is a wonderful recap of last Friday's Fill The Van Food Drive, written by committee chair Marlane White:
Members Helping Members
TSC Teams Up With Salisbury Bank & Lime Rock Park To Support The Corner Food Pantry & Little Guild Animal Shelter
On Friday, July 10, the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Salisbury Bank and Lime Rock Park to help support the increased need of The Corner Food Pantry, a food bank located in Lakeville, CT.
The Tri-State Strong Food Drive was held from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Lakeville branch of Salisbury Bank. A contactless drop-off site was established at the bank’s rear parking lot, allowing participants to safely pull up and open their trunk for volunteers to remove items. Signs and flags posted along Main Street welcomed the community to participate in the event, as did flyers posted at bank branches and area storefronts, and mentions in the
, on Robin Hood Radio and -- of course -- on social media sites.
The community responded! Nearly 50 bags of groceries were collected, completely filling the Lime Rock Park Catering van, along with $1,100 in cash donations. Mary Taylor,
William Pitt Sotheby's Realtor
and President of the pantry's board, shared her appreciation to all who participated in the food drive.
The financial strains placed on Tri-State families due to the pandemic have increased the demands on the pantry. Since March, the number of recipients they serve each week has doubled if not more so. While many free or low-cost food services closed during the quarantine, The Corner Food Pantry instituted new safety procedures and remained open to provide this critical service.
Several pet items were donated for our furry friends in need, allowing us to drop off supplies to
The Little Guild Animal Shelter
. The Tri-State Strong Food Drive was only made possible by the contributions from you and others in our community. Thank you to each and everyone one of you who answered the call.
If you’d still like to donate, you may do so directly at The Corner Food Pantry at 80 Sharon Road in Lakeville, CT. To learn more, visit their website at