Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Peter Loden of Walker Loden in Madison has figured out a way to help and give back, with the help of others in the community. He set up and is managing a food pantry out back of his store, and keeps any surplus in a cabinet inside his shop, so he can stock it back up when supplies get low. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Peter Loden of Walker Loden in Madison has figured out a way to help and give back, with the help of others in the community. He set up and is managing a food pantry out back of his store, and keeps any surplus in a cabinet inside his shop, so he can stock it back up when supplies get low. (Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source | Buy This Photo)

If you’re lucky enough to take advantage of all the amazing food we write about on this page, then you, too, are lucky enough to share with those who have become recently, or have been for a while, food insecure due to difficult circumstances or plain old bad luck. There are many ways to help. One, in my hometown, is a simple pantry set behind Walker Loden, 788 Boston Post Road, Madison, where people can leave what they can and take what they need. There are also food pantries in individual towns, and if you’re not sure where either of those are, either find out, or you can give to www.ctfoodbank.org, which, last year alone, distributed food to help provide nearly 23.8 million meals.

—Pem McNerney



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