At the Emergency Food Cupboard at All Saints Episcopal Church, (l-r) Reverend Barbara Thrall and Littleton Coin Company Controller Stan Fillion stock shelves donated by Littleton Coin Company with volunteers Dave Stoddard, Marylin Machia and Bill Nichols.
Littleton Coin Company Puts Food on the Shelf at the
Emergency Food Cupboard
LITTLETON While putting the finishing touches on their new addition, Littleton Coin Company found they had a number of still-usable, extra steel shelving units. The shelving remained in good shape and could have been sold for profit, but Littleton Coin decided instead to look around for a local use. Thinking the pieces could be donated to a library, recreation program or some other community-based organization, the Coin Company began its search for a worthy recipient. Controller Stan Fillion hit upon the idea of offering the units to the Emergency Food Cupboard at All Saints Episcopal Church on School Street in Littleton .
As an All Saints parishioner, Fillion was familiar with the work of the food bank, and also the need for additional storage space. “Littleton Coin Company is firmly rooted in the local community and is dedicated to finding opportunities to do good locally,” stated Fillion. Donating the 25 steel shelving units helped the food bank get supplies off pallets and organized into easy-to-reach groups. Several All Saints’ members even got out their power tools to help cut down and install the pieces in the food bank.
Rev. Barbara Thrall, Rector of All Saints, was thrilled with Littleton's contribution. “There is so much hardship, especially this year with fuel and heating prices being so high,” she said. “The Emergency Food Cupboard has had some really generous donations from the community and we were really in need of additional storage.”
Opened in 1992 at its present location, the Food Cupboard is a joint effort between All Saints and other local churches, depending solely on monetary and food donations, and on volunteers for manpower. The New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester also contributes heavily to keep the shelves stocked. The Emergency Food Bank serves the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 910 a.m. and hosts a Dinner Bell Meal on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. Non-perishable food donations are always welcome. Donation inquiries can be made to All Saints Episcopal Church at (603) 444-3414.
Based in Littleton , New Hampshire , Littleton Coin Company was founded by Maynard Sundman in 1945 and has set the bar for industry standards for more than 60 years. As one of the largest buyers and sellers of coins and paper money in the world, Littleton is renowned for providing friendly, reliable and expert service to collectors around the globe. It employs more than 300 local residents and is currently led by President David Sundman. To learn more about Littleton Coin Company, visit the company’s website at LittletonCoin.com.