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Ways to Give


Community Bag Program

We've been selected by the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program. During March, we receive $1 for every reusable Community Bag purchased at Stop & Shop of Seymour!


We are so excited to share that, for the entire month of March, the Blessing Pantry has been selected by store leadership at Stop & Shop in Seymour to receive a $1 donation from every purchase of the $2.50 Community Bag. This is a great way to broaden awareness and help our cause.


The Community Bag Program facilitates community support with the goal of making a difference where shoppers live and work. Over $2.2 million has been donated to more than 6,000 nonprofit organizations since the program launched in October 2015.


Let’s get started! Share the news with friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who purchase the Community Bag in March, the greater the donation we will receive from Stop & Shop!


To learn more about this program, please visit

How does the Blessing Pantry work?

• Once a month a team travels to Manchester, CT to collect an average of 6,000 pounds of food donations.

• Local businesses provide us weekly with baked goods. 

• We receive fresh produce during the growing season and sometimes fresh eggs.

• Several times a year Stop & Shop runs Community Bag or Bloomin' 4 Good months and donate $1 from every purchase in the Seymour location. March happens to be one of those months so make sure to stop in and buy a reusable "Give Back" bag!

• We receive amazing support from our parishioners and neighbors during food drives in the community including Oxford Ambulance, National Honor Society Students and football players at Seymour High School, individuals who create their own donation locations in their neighborhoods or at work, and neighbors who drop off food donations to the yellow and black bins at the end of the Trinity Church building.

• We receive monetary donations throughout the year in our collection plate on Sundays, through the mail and on our website.


We are grateful to say that 100% of the money collected is used to stock the pantry, which is made possible for two reasons: 

• We are supported by a team of volunteers led by our dedicated Coordinators, Debbie Engstrom and Cheryl Dainiak, who also donate their time.

Trinity Church provides a space, free of charge, for the pantry and garden to operate.

Neighbors helping neighbors - whether it's one packet of gravy or a large monetary donation, none of this would be possible without each and every one of our donors and volunteers. Email us if you are interested to participate. 


Thank you and God Bless! 

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