Ribbon cutting for new Canton Church & Community Program food pantry Friday afternoon
CANTON -- A ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Church and Community program’s food pantry will be held at its new location at 30 Court St, Canton, Friday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.
The ceremony will include the presentation of two yearly awards.The Community Partner award, given to an individual, business or organization that has given extraordinary service during the year will be given to Bryan Parker and Alex Boak, of Moved In Moving. Their new moving business moved the food pantry pro bono, including several refrigerators, freezers and many food boxes to the new location.
The Richard Morrow award, for outstanding service to the entire community, goes to Joel Howie, of Canton Apples, whose refrigerated trailers have provided a way to deliver food for Canton Central’s summer lunch program. Howie has also supported one of the Department of Agriculture's huge food giveaways to those in need, and made it possible for the food pantry to move this summer with all our cold food intact.
Town Supervisor Mary Anne Ashley and Mayor Michael Dalton, are among those expected at the reopening ceremony. Community members are also welcome to attend.