Wilton Republicans spent much of the weekend helping to support their friends and neighbors in need. In 2 hour shifts throughout the day at Stop and Shop, covering both Saturday and Sunday, volunteers came together to collect food, supplies and donations to support Wilton’s Food Bank.
“Wilton is our home and that, as they say is where charity begins.” said Al Alper, Chairman of the Wilton Republican Town Committee. “Helping those in need is at the core of our beliefs and memorialized in our principals; like our support of Wilton’s Town-wide Cleanup earlier this year, the food drive is merely those principals in action.” Whether in service to the Town through Boards and Commissions, or in community organizations such as Stay at Home Wilton, Wilton Republicans have a long history of volunteerism and support for others.
Ray Tobiassen, the Wilton RTC member who organized the food drive, is “always amazed and humbled by the generosity of Wilton’s citizens. Nearly everyone who went into Stop and Shop came out with newly purchased supplies to donate to the food pantry,” continued Tobiassen, “there is just so much compassion in this Town.”
“The shelves were bursting with newly stocked supplies” said Cathy Pierce, Director of Social Services in charge of the Food Bank.
In addition to food and supplies, more than $1000 in cash and gift cards were also donated.