GCC Notes: Food Pantry putting together Easter Food baskets

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry has begun collecting items for our Easter Food Baskets as well as items for the "Bunny Baskets" for the children of families in need in our community.
Some suggested food items would be: bottled juice, cereal, breakfast muffin mix, ground or instant coffee, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, stuffing, canned pineapple, canned peas, canned carrots, canned green beans, canned corn, 1lb boxes of sugar, cake mixes, and frosting.
Some suggested items for the "bunny baskets" would be: jump ropes, play-doh, small balls, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, crayons, colored pencils, coloring books, small cars & trucks, easter grass, and easter candy. We are also looking for monetary donations to purchase the above items we don't receive and also to purchase the perishable items which go into our food baskets. All items to be included in the baskets need to be received at the pantry by March 22. The items collected for the food baskets will also be counted towards our dollar amount total in the Feinstein Challenge which runs from March 1 to April 30.
We will be starting out the spring and summer fashion season with a fabulous Our supply of spring and summer clothing and accessories has grown enormously over the winter and we need to thin out, so come on down and grab a $10 bag or 2 of really great clothing and accessories for the whole family.
The spring and summer Bag Sale will run from Monday March 18 to Saturday April 6. Those who wish to make a donation of food or clothing to the GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, are asked to bring it to the shop during our business hours. Food can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School or the Year Round Library.
Checks can be mailed to PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.
The pantry and thrift shop are located on Rte. 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market. They are open on Monday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 3-7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.