SOUTHWICK, Mass. (THE WESTFIELD NEWS) – As some people begin finalizing their plans for a Thanksgiving dinner with family, others are trying to feed their family day to day.
Skyline Hop Shop owners Lisa Pac and Dan Osella were looking for a way to give back. Since they provide the food for the Westfield River Brewery, the pair decided that collecting donations of non-perishable food items made perfect sense.
“And everyone who donates will receive a free grilled cheese sandwich,” said Pac.
Osella, the chef at Skyline, is known for his grilled cheese and using the freshest local ingredients whenever possible. Giving food to those who donate seemed like a great way to thank the community, said Pac, as well as introduce people to the simple, yet delicious, menu at Skyline.
“We just really want to help those in need,” said Pac.
The food drive is taking place through November 20th, and Pac said they will have a toy drive for the holidays, then resume food collections in January.
Our Community Food Pantry serves Southwick, Tolland and Granville. The Pantry is located at 220 College Highway.
Donations can be made at Skyline Hop Shop during business hours:
- Noon to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
- Noon to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
- Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
- They are closed Monday and Tuesday