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Kindness in Real Life: Jewett City foundation grants $13,000 to local food pantries

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $13,000 to six local food pantries.

The foundation awarded two food pantries $3,000 grants. The Friends of Assisi Food Pantry of Danielson will be using the grant to stock the shelves and purchase supplies for their diaper program. The second recipient, Saint Mary Food Pantry of Jewett City, will purchase goods to restock their food and supplies on their shelves.

A $2,500 grant was awarded to Project PIN Food Pantry of Moosup to provide fresh produce with holiday food distributions. The Jonnycake Center of Westerly received a $2,000 grant to supplement their emergency food assistance program. The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center will provide milk to patrons of their food bank with their $1,500 grant, and a $1,000 grant to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut will fund the mobile food pantry distribution at the Griswold Senior Center.

This year the foundation awarded 64 grants totaling over $70,000. The Foundation has provided over $1 million in support to local organizations since the first grants were awarded in 2004.

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