July 2017  – Real Living Scalzo Group and Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen recently teamed up to host a food drive to benefit the Bethel Community Food Pantry.  Donations were collected at their locations on Stony Hill Road and yielded four SUVs of non-perishable food and household items totaling 667 pounds. “This was a great opportunity for our two neighboring businesses to come together and support an organization that fills an essential need in our community”, said Adrienne Qui of Real Living Scalzo Group. “Our customers and staff really stepped up to the plate and helped to make this drive a huge success”, said Bill Rizzuto of Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen.

The Bethel Food Pantry’s mission is to provide free food and hygiene items to Bethel residents in need with compassion and respect for clients’ dignity. The 100 percent volunteer-run BCFP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that maintains good standing with the Connecticut Food Bank and is listed with the National 211-referral service. For more information about the pantry, how to become a client, and how to connect, support, or volunteer, visit www.bethelcommunitypantry.org