Candidates running for state and federal office will be seeking voters' support on Election Day this Tuesday, but there are struggling families who need it even more. The Monroe Food Pantry will place boxes for non-perishable food donations at polling places all over town.
"We're in desperate need," pantry director, Wendy Jolls, said recently. "We just signed four new Monroe families in the last week and are now up to 184 families. Donations are down and the need is up, so we're reaching out to the community for assistance."
The pantry will also accept toiletries, clothing, or blankets in addition to non-perishable food.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. To find out where you are supposed to vote, use this search engine on the Secretary of the State's website.
The food pantry is also looking for volunteers to assist "shoppers" and stock shelves. Donations of building repair services are also welcome. Those who are interested in volunteering should call Jolls at (203) 452-3770.