Meet our May volunteers of the month from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Niantic. This group provides the meal for the 3rd Sunday of every month and has been doing so for about 30 years!
The group members include organizers Christie Hayes and Chester Fairlie (who have been participating for all of the 30 years), Peter and Phyllis Wysocki, Harold and Alice Helgeson, Nancy and Richard McKnett, Larry Basso, and Donna Viscardi. Members in this group have been participants for 3-30 years. The church members provide money for purchase of the food and their volunteers cook and package the meals for take-out. The specialty of this group is meat lasagna, macaroni and cheese and freshly buttered baguettes. The volunteers say that their time at the Meal Center is very fulfilling. They have a good relationship with Mark and Peta and miss seeing the smiling faces of the patrons due to the pandemic. Thank you to the St. John’s Church community for their long-time and generous support of the meal center.