Guinta kicks off Chalifour's food drive


Office of Mayor Frank C. Guinta

For Immediate Release, August 21st, 2006

Contact: Craig Smith  (603) 624-6500; (603) 759-5870


Guinta kicks off Chalifour’s food drive

Manchester- Mayor Frank C. Guinta kicked off Chalifour’s "A Rose to Fight Hunger" food drive today by making the initial donation. With officials from Chalifour’s and the New Horizons Food Pantry on hand, Guinta dropped off canned goods and received a rose. (photo attached)

From August 21st through August 31st, the local flower and gift shop is offering a rose to anyone who comes into their store and donates either a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation to the New Horizons Food Pantry.

"Back in June, I asked the people of Manchester to help out the food pantry in their time of need and the response has been wonderful," Guinta said. "Chalifour’s has been a very generous member of our business community for over sixty years, and I am extremely pleased to see them stepping to the plate once again to help out those less fortunate."

The New Horizons Food Pantry experienced a food shortage worse than usual this summer. While the food drive in June helped considerably, the pantry is now once again facing a critical shortage. The pantry’s most urgent needs are Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruits, Baked Beans, Canned Tomatoes, Pasta & Sauce, Diapers and Baby Food.

Chalifour’s is located at 46 Elm St in Manchester’s downtown. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday from 9am to 2pm. All are encouraged to visit, drop off a donation and receive a rose.